We know Maurizio Cattelan is somewhat subversive, what with the statues of Hitler innocently praying and the Pope lying in a pile of shattered glass and all. But here’s a disclaimer we’ve never seen before. Lot 52 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary evening sale in London on October 14 is a work by Mr. Cattelan, “Untitled,” estimated at $1,405,00 – $1,874,400. In lieu of a picture of the piece is this note:
THIS LOT IS OF A CHALLENGING NATURE. THOSE OF A DELICATE SENSIBILITY MAY WISH NOT TO VIEW IT. CLICK HERE IF YOU STILL WISH TO VIEW THIS LOT.
We thought for a moment we were looking at a Baldessari, but nope. We consider our sensibility to be a little more hard-edged—but still refined!—so we clicked. We’ll let you decide for yourself if you think the image is more challenging than, say, one of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings.