Massimiliano Gioni, Paris, 2011.
Printed, paperboard folio w/ 56 loose leaf pp. printed offset in 5 colors.
Slipcase: Recycled cardboard, embossed and full stamped text, image printed and glued in plate sink.
32.5 x 43 cm.
1st edition, German and English text.
Regular edition of 1,000 copies
"Written in an engaging style by long-time Cattelan collaborator, and New Museum curator, Massimiliano Gioni, the volume recounts the many editions, and ephemeral projects spawned by the New York-based Italian artist. Gioni's text goes much further than merely listing the works in catalogue raisonne form. In a tongue-in-cheek third person, Gioni demonstrates the delicate crossovers between friendship and work, the essential ingredients in the creation of an artist's opus. Though the text(hand-painted calligraphy subsequently typeset) and images-also painted in miniature form-takes an authoritative tone, the knowledge that Cattelan has been the generator of this volume, in form and content, reveal his fluid entry into editorial, publishing, and other conventions usually not deemed "artistic."
Illustrations are supplied masterfully by Chinese painter, Fu Site. The Taste of Others completes an ambitious series begun in 2007 by Three Star Books, though all await with great curiosity whether the artist will continue to publish after his impending retirement."