Wednesday, June 22, 2011


A while back we purchased a multiple by Maurizio Cattelan called the Wrong Gallery. The work is a small model of a gallery entrance way that fits into the wall and only just clears the height of a wide skirting board. In Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris (an amazement in itself) we saw Catelan's continuation of this entrance theme with Lift: two small elevator doors that opened and closed with lights indicating the floors the lifts were ostensibly travelling between. We have since given our Wrong Gallery to a friend, but it would have been wonderful to have been able to offer him these two lifts to the imagination instead.
Image: Top Maurizio Cattelan’s 2001 work Lift and bottom with an OTN operative’s foot for scale.