Galeries Lafayette in Paris have invited TOILETPAPER, i.e the artist collective made of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, to showcase their work in the legendary Haussmann store.
The two Italian artists founded TOILETPAPER in 2010, a snappy and eye-catching magazine and brand, which often plays with controversy. At first glance, the visuals have a vintage and naive charm but on closer inspection they feature disturbing situations. Background images for the final artworks are selected online and the final texture inspired by fashion, advertising and 60s Italian cinema shoots. The resulting visuals are strong, vivid and explore concepts of oppositions, romanticism, all staged in bizarre settings.
For this special collaboration, TOILETPAPER have designed eleven new visuals and dressed the windows of Galerie Lafayette, Boulevard Haussmann. All their products are also for sale.
Spearheaded by Guillaume Houzé, Galeries Lafayette support contemporary art through Lafayette Anticipation, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, an inspiring programme of exhibitions and a Rem Koolhaas-designed and soon-to open building.