Maurizio Cattelan: Felix

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A gigantic cat skeleton stands in the center of a large atrium with its back arched and its tail pointed straight up in the air.
  1. Long A cat skeleton stands two-stories-tall and ready to pounce, with its spine arched, tailbone on end, and fanged mouth hanging open. It is poised on all fours in the middle of a dimly lit, blue-tinged large gallery space and its white form is dramatically illuminated as if caught in the night.
Maurizio Cattelan, Felix, 2001. Oil on polyvinyl resin and fiberglass; 26 × 6 × 20 ft. (7.9 × 1.8 × 6.1 m). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Edlis/Neeson Art Acquisition Fund, 2001.22. © 2001 Maurizio Cattelan. Photo © MCA Chicago.