In 2011, Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan announced his retirement with a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Equal parts biopic and hagiography, this film – scored by French house act Cassius – breezily fills in the details of the proceeding years of struggle, hustle and high jinks. He once duct-taped his dealer to a wall and made a sculpture of a penitent Hitler.
The film explores the fragile Pinocchio figure behind the bad-boy artist myth.
Narrated by a host of insiders – family, lovers, dealers, curators, toadies, and a strategically placed imposter – Axelrod offers a crash course in everything Cattelan.
Along the way she sheds light on an obscure economy that rewards evasion and tomfoolery with accolades like genius.
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