How did you become an artist?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — It was mainly for lack of alternatives.
Do you consider yourself a professional?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — I’m still working on the best definition of myself.
Can anyone become an artist?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Anyone can try, but few will succeed.
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — I would not be.
Is art entertainment?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Sometimes it is, and it’s the less entertaining part.
What are the greatest taboos today?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Getting old.
What is missing in art today?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — The place to be.
What’s your favorite joke of the moment?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — If God had written the Bible, the first line should have been: “It’s round.”
Where are you metaphysically located right now?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Melting down in the global-warming summer.
What achievement are you most proud of?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — My increasing empathy with people.
What are your favourite rituals?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Swimming two hours in the morning and making myself a salad right after.
Are you an anarchist?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — No, but I do indeed have an issue with authorities.
How do you think the world will end?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Burnt.
Do you ever like to lose control?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Less and less with aging.
If you could compete with any artist, who would it be?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — I’m not very competitive, but I would love to get to know Giotto.
What is your worst artwork?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — It’s quite a long list.
What is your best artwork?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — It is yet to come.
What’s on your desk or your work space?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — A toolbox – you never know.
Do you like pop culture?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — I love pop culture; it’s the most educational culture I know.
What surprises you?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Books.
Can fashion be art?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Fashion is an art indeed, but it cannot be art.
How do you deal with today’s anxieties?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — I don’t!
Where is the future for you?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — That question makes me anxious.
Would you like to clone yourself?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — No, I’m already fed up with one of me.
What do you like about technology?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — The opportunities it creates.
If you could send an artwork to another planet, what would it look like?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — It would look like Elon Musk.
What would you say to Purple for the years to come?
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — The best is yet to come!
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elein fleiss (part 0)Read the article
martin margiela (part 1)Read the article
martin margiela collages for purple 30yrsRead the article
wolfgang tillmans (part 2)Read the article
rick at home rick owens 2022Read the article
purple community (part 3)Read the article
comme des garçons (part 4)Read the article
black rose comme des garçons f/w 2022
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purple tokyo (part 5)Read the article
tateishi east tokyo givenchy f/w 2022Read the article
purple new york (part 6)Read the article
guinevere in prada f/w 2022Read the article
chloë sevigny (part 7)Read the article
chloë’s scene, 2022 interview by olivier zahmRead the article
maurizio cattelan (part 8)Read the article
maurizio cattelan purple interviewRead the article
bernadette corporation (part 9)Read the article
speaking out bernadette van-huyRead the article
dominique gonzalez-foerster (part 10)Read the article
species of spaces dominique gonzalez-foerster interview by olivier zahmRead the article
rita ackermann (part 11)Read the article
inez van lamsweerde & vinoodh matadin (part 12)Read the article
final fantasy inez & vinoodhRead the article
purple night (part 13)Read the article
doppelgänger fendi f/w 2022Read the article
glenn o’brien (part 14)Read the article
dash snow (part 15)Read the article
long live dash by glenn o’brienRead the article
juergen teller (part 16)Read the article
balenciaga winter 2022Read the article
purple sex (part 17)Read the article
emporio armani f/w 2022Read the article
purple politics (part 18)Read the article
on war and its dehumanization bernard-henri lévyRead the article
purple paris (part 19)Read the article
3537 a new fashion lab in the heart of paris adrian joffeRead the article
daniel roseberry the american designer reinventing schiaparelli surrealismRead the article
purple icon (part 20)Read the article
catherine deneuve in saint laurent f/w 2022Read the article
purple cinema (part 21)Read the article
philippe parrenoRead the article
david lynchRead the article
larry clarkRead the article
wes andersonRead the article
harmony korineRead the article
gaspar noéRead the article
Gus Van SantRead the article
abel ferraraRead the article
mamoru oshiiRead the article
kenneth angerRead the article
los angeles (part 22)Read the article
wilderness doug aitkenRead the article
gucci cosmogonie collectionRead the article
how to inhabit the world (part 23)Read the article
louis vuitton F/W 2022 with akon changkouRead the article
purple diversity (part 24)Read the article
bombshell ethan james greenRead the article
purple mexico city (part 25)Read the article
deconstruction meets destruction azzmmaRead the article
arca in loewe F/W 2022Read the article
art as a script mario garcía torresRead the article
inge grognard (part 26)Read the article
beauty revolutionary inge grognardRead the article
avant-garde (part 27)Read the article
louise giovanelliRead the article
george rouyRead the article
stefan brüggemannRead the article
antony cairnsRead the article
antonia showeringRead the article
arthur jafa in conversation with michéle lamyRead the article
purple philosophy (part 28)Read the article
women and painting (part 29)Read the article
women and painting: part 1Read the article
women and painting: part 2Read the article
women and painting: part 3Read the article
women and painting: part 4Read the article
women and painting: part 5Read the article
women and painting: part 6Read the article
women and painting: part 7Read the article
women and painting: part 8Read the article
women and painting: part 9Read the article
women and painting: part 10Read the article
women and painting: part 11Read the article
women and painting: part 12Read the article
women and painting: part 13Read the article
richard prince (part 30)Read the article