Maurizio Cattelan, Daddy, Daddy

Daddy Daddy
All Photos By Gail

Daddy, Daddy (2008) by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is a sculpture of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio that was originally conceived for the  Guggenheim Museum’s group exhibition, theanyspacewhatever (2008 – 2009). Cattelan installed the work in the fountain at the base of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda, suggesting that hapless puppet has plummeted to his death from the ramps above and drowned.

Daddy Daddy Close Up

Though Disney’s Pinocchio eventually finds a happy ending through moral redemption, Cattelan’s puppet is titled with a filial cry for approval or protection that has apparently gone unanswered.

Daddy Daddy with Reflection

Photographed in the Guggenheim Museum on the final day of their Storylines Exhibit.

Storylines

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