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Maurizio Cattelan: Aspen Art Museum Scarf


Designed by legendary Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, known for his cheeky gestures, this extra-long, fringed acrylic scarf mimics the traditional look of European sports fan scarves. The front is woven with “Aspen Art Museum” and the year of our founding (1979) and a vibrantly striped back reads “Collect Ideas”—the art world equivalent of a team chant. Limited edition of 100.

The artist’s Museum League collection, produced in collaboration with Italian design brand Seletti, also includes such iconic art institutions as the Guggenheim, MoMA, and the Hamburger Bahnhof. Playing to the passions and allegiances of art enthusiasts worldwide, Cattelan consciously designed these scarves to remind us of art’s accessibility. In his words, “everyone can be a collector.”

Art Matters™ is a non-profit foundation which supports artists working in contemporary art and performance whose work intends to break ground aesthetically and socially. The foundation began as the brainchild of philanthropist Laura Donnelley and educator Philip Yenawine in 1985 and has since given over 2000 grants directly to US artists for fellowships and projects all over the world.