Emmanuel Perrotin on Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comedian”


Nicolai Wallner talks to gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin about Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comedian” which rose to worldwide fame during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2019. “Comedian” is one of the most talked-about artworks of 2019, a banana is duct-taped to the wall. With this, Cattelan created a work of art that provoked debate and discussion among audiences of all types.

Emmanuel Perrotin talks about references in the work and questions of conservation, as well as working with Cattelan for over 27 years.

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