From The Desk Of Oneida’s Kid Millions: Maurizio Cattelan

In 2008, Oneida began the Thank Your Parents triptych with Preteen Weaponry. Since, the Brooklyn band—Kid Millions, Bobby Matador, Baby Hanoi Jane, Showtime and Barry London—has completed it with 2009’s Rated O and the new Absolute II (Jagjaguwar). The quintet is touring Europe in August and is also playing the Asbury Park, N.J.-based All Tomorrow’s Parties in October. In addition, Millions will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.

Millions: “If I didn’t have any shows, and there wasn’t any interest, I wouldn’t do anything.” Maurizio Cattelan wore a jumbo Picasso head in front of MOMA greeting visitors. He stole another artist’s entire gallery show and presented it as his own and took six months trying to make parrots bark like dogs. “I was supposed to have a show at a gallery, and I didn’t really have anything for them … so I decided to (file a false) report (with the police) that a sculpture had been stolen from my car.” And he’s Italian. So maybe he’s heard of Oneida. Doubtful though. I took the quotes from an interview he did with Index magazine.

Video after the jump.