Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari first paired as photographers in 2009, creating a prescient editorial for W magazine’s annual Art Issue. Inspired by the result of their collaboration, the duo founded Toiletpaper, a magazine born out of their shared passion for making unique and surprising images. Working together, along with their studio creative director, Micol Talso, the team creates photographs fusing the vernacular of commercial image making with witty tableaux and surrealism. The result - Toiletpaper - is a bi-annual publication that is itself a work of art. Characterized by high production value and sharp humor, the images produced are instantly recognizable and reflective of their respective positions as renowned artists.
They have produced their trademark photographs for The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper*, and American Vogue among others. Their commercial clients include MAC Cosmetics, Nike and Kenzo, for whom four campaigns have been realized under the creative direction and photography of the team.
Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist born in Padova, Italy. His personal art practice has brought frequent attention to the discourse of contemporary art in modern culture. Cattelan's work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Ferrari achieved early success working for clients including Sony, Campari, Heineken, MTV, and the car manufacturers Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW.