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High Line Art: Toilet Paper, Untitled, 2012.

For High Line Art, Cattelan and Ferrari have selected an image that at first perfectly blends in with nearby advertisements, but when viewed carefully, encourages a variety of free associations. The image depicts ten female fingers that initially appear to be detached from their hands by mysteriously popping out of a blue velvet background. Like an illusionistic trick performed by a magician, this eerie image highlights the deceptive power of photography, sketching an ambiguous visual tableau reminiscent of Surrealism. Like a Man Ray photograph, the image conjures a dreamlike atmosphere of a film noir, while at the same time it speaks of the city as a projection of dreams of opulence.

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