Hailed simultaneously as a provocateur, prankster, and tragic poet of our times, Maurizio Cattelan has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art. His source materials range widely, from popular culture, history, and organized religion to a meditation on the self that is at once humorous and profound. Working in a vein that can be described as hyperrealist, Cattelan creates unsettlingly veristic sculptures that reveal contradictions at the core of today’s society. While bold and irreverent, the work is also deadly serious in its scathing cultural critique. On view starting today at the Guggenheim in New York City, a major retrospective of Maurizio Cattelan is on view – literally hanging in the middle of the museums rotunda. Maurizio Cattelan: All is on view until January 22, 2012.