Maurizio Cattelan

Art And Sport by Geoff Harrison

Who says art and sport don't mix?  Some years ago, Spanish artist and prankster Maurizio Cattelan came up with a large black granite monolith listing the results of every match lost by the English national football team between 1874 and 1998.  Measuring 3 metres in width, it was clearly a swipe at the fraught relationship that has existed for years between the English and their national team.

Last year it sold at Southeby's London for $840,000AUD to an anonymous buyer from France - it figures.