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Artist Maurizio Cattelan's Guggenheim Retrospective Says It 'All'

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Maurizio Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan

His "All" retrospective at the Guggenheim displayed 128 pieces ofquintessential Cattelania -- among them Pope John Paul II pinned by ameteor -- suspended in air from the great rotunda. Context stripped away, sheeted cadavers dangled among a suicidal squirrel, Pinocchio, a deadKennedy and dinosauar bones like a massively disquieting child'smobile. Or, as the catalog put it, "hung up like laundry to dry." Mr. Cattelan told the Guardian in 2004 "I work more with my stomach thanmy brain. It is a digestive process."

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