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An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod’s equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan?

VENUE UPDATE: Due to prolonged inclement weather today, this event has been moved inside to the rain venue at the CASINO THEATRE, 9 FREEBODY STREET, NEWPORT. Please note that seats are first come, first served. Doors will open at 6:00PM.

Parking: Casino Theatre does not have a parking lot. There is, however, non-residential street parking on Freebody & King Streets, metered parking on Memorial &/or a paid parking in the Bellevue Gardens lot.


  • Free popcorn courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar & Acacia Cafe Food Truck
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport

Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

6:00pm: Doors of Casino Theatre open & Food vendors open for business (tonight's food vendors will be Boru Noodle Bar & free popcorn)
6:30pm: Pre-film live music featuring Julio Amaro & newportFILM's very own Brendan Keogh!
7:30pm: Film, followed by conversation with Dodie Kazanjian (Vogue Contributing Editor) & Calvin Tomkins (Author & Art Critic for The New Yorker)
Run time: 95 minutes
Director: Maura Axelrod
Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
This is a past event

For those not bothered by being pranked themselves, it's a hoot.

The Hollywood Reporter

Deftly and entertainingly constructed.

Carl Swanson, VULTURE

A beautifully beguiling feature documentary.

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