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Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan rose to international fame in New York with his wax sculpture La Nona Ora (“The Ninth Hour”), portraying Pope John Paul II being hit by a meteorite, which was first exhibited in 1999 at the Kunsthalle Basel. Since 2010, his public art project L.O.V.E., located in Piazza degli Affari, Milan, has encouraged the re-appropriation of a hitherto-forgotten city square.