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Artist Maurizio Cattelan Plays a Few of His Greatest Hits in Paris

The Italian artist and professional provocateur Maurizio Cattelan could be accused of many things, but being low-key is not one of them: In this comeback year from his so-called retirement, his antics have included both corralling a live donkey at Frieze New York and installing a solid gold toilet in a bathroom at the Guggenheim. The latter is in the same location where, five years ago, he bid his supposed farewell to the art world with a comprehensive “requiem” of a show called “All.” Now, he’s reassembled his greatest hits once more for “Not Afraid of Love,” which opens today at the Monnaie de Paris and marks his largest exhibit to date in Europe — he calls it a “post-requiem.” From a sculpture of Pope John Paul II being struck down by a meteor to Adolf Hitler kneeling in prayer, revisit his legacy, here.

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Maurizio Cattelan, “Untiled,” 2001.

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Maurizio Cattelan, “Untilted,” 2007.

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Maurizio Cattelan, “Him,” 2001.

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Maurizio Cattelan, “La Nona Hora,” 1999.

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Maurizio Cattelan, “Him,” 2001.

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Maurizio Cattelan, “Untitled,” 2007.