Taxidermied horse : horse hide, fiberglass, resin

300 x 170 x 80 cm (118 1/8 x 66 15/16 x 31 1/2 in.)

A stuffed horse is suspended four metres above the ground. Its head is stuck in the wall, its tail turned towards the viewer. The animal seems to have been stopped in mid-jump, trapped in a vain attempt to escape. This striking, grotesque work is by Maurizio Cattelan, famous for his outrageous provocations and spirit of derision.

Untitled is a sculpture by the Italian artist. Its surprising presence in an exhibition is a real eye-catcher. Crouching before the viewer, it delivers a scathing critique of the idea of the art work as a trophy. It also has a more existential nature: the helplessness of the horse's position and impossibility of escape can be a reflection of the human condition.

Cattelan’s iconic work Untitled was shown by the Pinault Collection for the first time at the 2009 "Mapping the Studio" exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi.