Most expensive artworks by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan sold by Christie's 2019

Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist, born in Padua in 1960 and reknown for his satirical approach to art. A sculpture executed in 2001 by the artist and named Him was his most expensive artwork sold by the auction house Christie's as of 2019. The sculpture - made of wax, human hair, suit, polyester resin and pigment - was sold by Christie's for 17,189,000 U.S. dollars. Ostrich, the second most expensive artwork in the list, was sold for 1,953,741.15 U.S. dollars. Ones of the most recent and discussed artworks by Maurizio Cattelan are America - a functioning toilet made of gold and installed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2016 - and Comedian, a real banana fruit fixed on the wall with duct tape, presented during the Art Basel Miami Beach's week in 2019.

Most expensive artworks by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan sold by the auction house Christie's as of 2019 (in U.S. dollars)*

Auction price in U.S. dollars
Him (executed in 2001)17,189,000
Ostrich (executed in 1997)1,953,741.15
Untitled (executed in 2004)1,332,442.58
Untitled (executed in 2001)1,565,000
Frank and Jamie (executed in 2004)1,303,996.82
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Worldwide, Italy

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

*Auction prices in GBP were converted to U.S. dollars, using the exchange rate published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on the 31st of December 2018

The source gives the following information about each artwork:
Him: Executed in 2001. This work is the artist's proof from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.
Ostrich: Executed in 1997, this work is unique.
Untitled: Executed in 2004, this work is from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.
Untitled: Executed in 2001. This work is number two from an edition of ten plus two artist's proofs.
Frank and Jamie: Executed in 2004, this sculpture is from an edition of three.

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