Only really having fallen in love with Maurizio Cattelan after he erected a giant middle finger statue in front of the Italian stock exchange (zeitgeist much?), these images of his post-retirement anti-retrospective at the Guggenheim are making me swoon. He didn’t just decide to clump and string up all his work in the middle, dangling in a great heap, progressively visible as you traverse the ramp upwards? Oh, yes, he did.¬†

There’s that mounted sex wife trophy! Overall this looks like one of Gugg’s best, up there with the Louise¬†Bourgeois retrospective and Matthew Barney’s Cremaster epic. “Maurizio Cattelan: All” Maurizio Cattelan, Nov 4 – Jan 22, the Guggenheim, NYC (All exhibit preview photos: Art Fag City)