is an artist magazine created and produced by Maurizio CATTELAN and
Pierpaolo FERRARI, born from a passion or obsession they both cultivate:
Images. The magazine contains no text; each image springs from an idea -
often simple - and becomes the materialization of the artists' mental
outbursts through a complex staging of people.
Since its first issue in June 2010, 'Toiletpaper' has created its own universe, marked by ambiguous narratives and a disquieting imagination. It combines the language of commercial photography with twisted narratives and surrealistic images.
As a result, Toiletpaper magazine is itself a work of art, challenging the boundaries of the contemporary art world through its accessible form as a magazine and through its widespread distribution. (...) Most recently, the photographs published in the magazine were transferred to a variety of products and media to explore the many ways in which images can live beyond the pages. The images in 'Toiletpaper' have been reviewed by weeklies and art magazines worldwide and appeared in special issues of magazines such as Vice and Hunger. In May 2012, 'Toiletpaper' was also exhibited at the High Line Billboard in Chelsea, NYC, and in the same year images from the first six issues were published in an anthology along with selected texts that made it into the New York Times 'Top 10 Photo Books'. In June 2013, the images of 'Toiletpaper' were displayed on the windows of the Palais de Tokyo and in a special issue of Libération.
Issue #7 of 'Toiletpaper' by Maurizio CATTELAN and Pierpaolo FERRARI...
Café Lehmitz Photobooks still has a few 'Toiletpaper' editions in stock, some of which are out of print, and would otherwise be available only at great expense and postage.
- SC (no dust jacket, as issued), 23 x 29 x 1 cm., 42 pp., 22 color ills., 300 gr., no text