Maurizio Cattelan collaborated with photographer Campbell Addy to reimagine Kendall Jenner for the cover of GARAGE Issue 18. And the outcome was completely marvelous, exquisite and extremely artsy and you might recognize some of this modern art due to its recognition in the contemporary design world.
The new cover of Garage Magazine features a portrait of a waxy faced Kendall Jenner, topless, emerging from a wall like a hunting trophy. The portrait is the brainchild of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, who sold three editions of his readymade banana at Art Basel Miami, while another was eaten by a performance artist, provoking both support and outrage during the Florida contemporary art festival.
“A satirical commentary on the contradictions and absurdities of Western civilization.”
The provocative iconic artwork and image of Kendall Jenner, called “Trophy Wife”, makes reference to an eerily lifelike wax bust of supermodel Stephanie Seymour, produced by Maurizio Cattelan in 2003.
In recent years, Garage has built a reputation for collaborations between modern artists, photographers, actors, musicians, and models. Other modern artwork and images in the series see model and cosmetics entrepreneur Kendall Jenner, one of the billionaire Kardashian family, surrounded by pigeons, a reference to the Maurizio Cattelan art installation at the 2011 Venice Biennale, as well as suspended from the ceiling and mounted to the wall, like one of Cattelan’s famous series of taxidermy horses.