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This life size sculpture is a self portrait. The artist looks up through a hole in the floor. We can see the room below, which appears to be a storage room but is in fact the staff cloakroom. Here Cattelan plays a convincing game with reality and imitation, undermining the viewer's expectations.

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Title Untitled (Manhole)
Material and technique Wax, pigment, human hair, fabric and polyester
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 150 cm
Width 60 cm
Depth 40 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Maurizio Cattelan
Accession number BRL 2002-01 (MK)
Credits Bruikleen kunstenaar / Loan artist: 2002
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2002
Age artist About 41 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Maurizio Cattelan (2016)

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Maurizio Cattelan

Padua 1960

Maurizio Cattelan did not have any training in art, but quickly caused a sensation in the art world with his often satirical and controversial sculptures. He...

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