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New York art student strong armed over plans to give away 68 jars of his sperm

by | 4th, March 2013

MARC Bradley Johnson, 23, a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, turned his masturbation into his art. Johnson’s work, Take This Sperm And Be Free Of Me, was 68 vials of his own jizz in a fridge.

Marc’s sperm was not a last-minute attempt to concoct homework from his linen. It represented “creation, parenting, desire, masculinity, fantasy and reality”. He’d give them away to the enthusiasts.

(Other students have worked the theme with such creations as “My Old Sock, “Jiss Mags for Jazz Hands” and “Modern British Artist Seeks Foreign Collector”.)

Johnson’s plans to wow the art world were threatened when the school grew concerned that his sperm contained pathogens and could become bio-hazardous waste if “misused“. Johnson’s jizz fridge was removed. He said it amounted to censorship. After a heated debate, Johnson’s was told he could display his junk so long as the fridge was sealed shut and no-one was allowed to take any of the jizz jars home.

Which is a crushing blow to Findus – the firm had hoped to breathe new life into its Cremy Fish Soup. Hard cheese, Mr Johnson on losing that commission. Literally – hard cheese…

Spotter: NYMag.com



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