This and That: Maurizio Cattelan and Megan Plunkett

by Brandon Zech January 15, 2024

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Dogs guarding art

In a well-lit gallery space, small sculptures of dogs lay on the ground in front of a framed photo.

Installation view of “Megan Plunkett: CTZNMEG,” 2024, at F in Houston. On wall: “Carousel of Progress,” 2023, inkjet print on glossy paper, red metal frame, 4 3/4 inches diameter (image)
11 x 11 inches (frame). On floor: “The Vavas,” 2023, four altered plush dog dolls, catnip, various dimensions


In the Menil Collection, sculptures of dogs guard Byzantine icons.

Installation view of “Maurizio Cattelan,” 2010, at the Menil Collection, Houston. Photo: Paul Hester/Menil Collection



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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