Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari first paired as photographers in 2009, creating a prescient editorial for W magazine’s annual Art Issue. Inspired by the result of their collaboration, the duo founded Toiletpaper, a magazine born out of their shared passion for making unique and surprising images. Working together, Cattelan and Ferrari create photographs that fuse the vernacular of commercial image making with witty tableaux and surrealism. The result - Toiletpaper - is a bi-annual publication that is itself a work of art. Characterized by high production value and sharp humor, the images produced by Cattelan and Ferrari are instantly recognizable and reflective of their respective positions as renowned artist and acclaimed photographer.
The duo have produced their trademark photographs for T Magazine, Dazed and Wallpaper*, among others. Their commercial clients include Kenzo, for whom four campaigns have been realized under the creative direction and photography of Cattelan and Ferrari.
Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist born in Padova, Italy. His personal art practice has brought frequent attention to the discourse of contemporary art in modern culture. Cattelan's work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Ferrari achieved early success working with the agencies BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi for clients including Nike, Sony, Campari, Heineken, MTV, and the car manufacturers Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW.