The man famous for taping a banana to a wall and selling it for $A180,000, Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, is back with his latest surreal work – a waxwork cover of Kendall Jenner for biannual arts and fashion magazine Garage.
The cover, labelled “Trophy wife”, was photographed by British Ghanian fashion photographer Campbell Addy and features a portrait of a waxy faced Kendall Jenner, topless, emerging from a wall like a hunting trophy. The shoot gets even weirder from there.
Cattelan described his inspiration for the shoot as “unhinged” and “a satirical commentary on the contradictions and absurdities of Western civilisation.”
Garage’s editor-in-chief, Mark Guiducci, added: “In retrospect, the banana episode seems like a way to think about everything from fake news to viral fame to institutional distrust to wealth inequality. In the way that Jeff Koons was the artist of the glittery neon aughts, Maurizio Cattelan is the artist of our dystopian era. Like it or not.”
In a nod to the now infamous banana, one image sees Campbell duct-taped to the wall. Kendall standing beside him in a leopard print ensemble, black heels and yellow tights.