Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Michelangelo is rolling over in his grave

Artist Serves Friends Meatballs Cooked in His Own Liposuctioned Body Fat (FoxNews)
SANTIAGO, Chile — "Bon appetit," said Chilean artist Marco Evaristti as he presented his friends with his newest creation: meatballs cooked with fat from his own body, extracted by liposuction.

Evaristti produced 48 meatballs with his own fat, some of which would be canned and sold for $US4000 dollars for 10.

A veteran at shock-art, in an earlier work Evaristti invited people to kill fish by pressing the button on a blender the fish were held in.

In April 2004 he dyed an enormous iceberg in Greenland with red paint.

Even I can't make this lunatic appear even loonier. I'll just leave you with your own thoughts on this guy.

The only thing I'll add is this---I wonder how my go-to marketing guy, Night Writer, would try and market meatballs cooked in somebody's liposuctioned body fat? Get the copy-writers on the job. MMM-MMM Good.

6 comments:

Palm boy said...

who's the idiot that will buy this?

hammerswing75 said...

This relates well to a couple of posts that Bike Bubba did last week about art. This guy isn't even a joke; he's revolting.

Mercy Now said...

So like are you and Hammerswing on a fat theme now? He has a disgusting pic of three fat guys w/ big bellies. However, your words are much more disgusting than his pic. I am suddenly feeling naseaous.

Night Writer said...

I wonder how my go-to marketing guy, Night Writer, would try and market meatballs cooked in somebody's liposuctioned body fat?

I think we'd play up the "fat-burning" element here. You can sell anything today if you say it is "fat-burning".

Night Writer said...

Another thought:

Those meatballs of himself that Marco Evaristti canned and offered for sale; did he label them "Marco-roni"?

And another:

Sorry, Marco, consumers don't want artists with good taste, they want artists who taste good.

Bike Bubba said...

People argued with me about modern art losing its mind, and now this guy comes along to prove my point. As I heard Tom Wolfe note once, sometimes real life is stranger than fiction.