“I am not an artist. I really don’t consider myself an artist.” – Maurizio Cattelan quoted in “Maurizio Cattelan“, Nancy Spector in Francesco Bonami, et. al., London, 2000.
“Power, whatever power, has an expiration date, just like milk” – Maurizio Cattelan quoted in “Maurizio Cattelan: All“, Exhibition Catalogue, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2011-12, New York.
“Cattelan’s objects seem to dwell in an intermediate zone, a no-man’s land. They clearly occupy the same space as their viewers and yet they step back from it, enclosed in a suspended, unreal atmosphere that is obviously fictional and constructed. Most often, Cattelan’s work forces viewers to modify not only their beliefs, but also their physical collocation in space.” – Massimiliano Gioni about Maurizio Cattelan in “Maurizio Cattelan—Rebel with a Pose”, Phaidon Press, 2003.