Little Lifts

Little Elevators

Little Elevators

There’s something obviously cute about tiny things: tiny milk cartons with tiny arms and legs, tiny sculptures of buildings, and I’d like to add tiny elevators into the mix. These little lifts may not be as precious by comparison, but they definitely are small enough to lift your spirits.  Installed in the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, these sculptures were created by artist Maurizio Cattelan. It’s hard to situate the work of Maurizio: he’s as evasive as he is talented; but there is an excellent video about his work, including an ambush interview. (Fair warning, site possible NSFW, as there was non-erotic nudity on the site’s sidebar when I visited.) It turns out that the line between jokes and art can be diminutive, but the price of such artworks is not.

Alex

March 23, 2011