Mounted Trophy Wife for Sale

10.15.10 Marina Galperina

Currently neck-deep in a messy divorce, newspaper tycoon Peter Brant had once commissioned Maurizio Cattelan to make and mount this topless, void-eyed replica of his model almost-ex-wife Stephanie Seymour. Now 1 of 3 editions is up for sale at Phillips de Pury. Cattelan, artist and erector of that giant “fuck you” monument by the Italian stock exchange, cuckolded the hubby a bit in the description, writing that though Brant once bagged her, he’s “obliged to share her” with “the public at large” and “other collectors.” Because anyone who needs a big ol’ bombastic art thing to prove they get laid is sad. I’m looking at you, Jeff Koons.