Artist Hangs Children

Hanging three kids from their necks in an oak tree in Milan park is a good way of getting in touch with your inner child. “Childhood, this strange place where traumas happen and you dream incredible dreams, is a place I always return to,” says Maurizio Cattelan.

Barefoot and looking like they just stepped off the farm, the boys are part of an opus including Hitler kneeling for penance, the Pope wiped out by a meteorite, and one of my favourite works, Squirrel Suicide. A squirrel in small white room with washbasin and formica table and chairs lies slouched, head resting on the table, a gun at its feet. Art at its finest.