Toilet Paper is an artists' magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, born out of a passion or obsession they both cultivate: images. The magazine contains no text; each picture springs from an idea, often simple, and through a complex orchestration of people it becomes the materialization of the artists' mental outbursts. Since the first issue, in June 2010, Toilet Paper has created a world that displays ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination. It combines the vernacular of commercial photography with twisted narrative tableaux and surrealistic imagery.
Maurizio Cattelan has exhibited internationally in leading internationalinstitutions and has participated numerous times in the Venice Biennale.He curated the 4th Berlin Biennale together with Massimiliano Gioniand Ali Subotnick. In the meantime, he managed to promote No soul forsale - A Festival of Independents that took place in the Turbine Hall of theTate Modern in 2010 along with giving birth to art magazines such asPermanent Food and Charley. Since retiring from art, after the acclaimedretrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, he totallycommitted himself to the new publishing project, Toiletpaper magazine.Pierpaolo Ferrari is a fashion and advertising photographer and creativeresearcher. In 2007 he began a productive contribution with L'UomoVogue that offered him the chance to explore the portrait's potentialand radically change its codes. In 2009, the metamorphosis is completedthanks to sharing his new publishing obsession with Maurizio Cattelan:Toiletpaper magazine. When he's not shooting, he can be found surfingin Costa Rica.