Okay. I've been following this guy for a long time. He's not my favorite artist, basically because he rarely even does fine art. But he does shock art. So I found out about him when he went up to wherever and dyed a whole iceburg red. Then I followed him through the farrari thing, where he was requesting anyone who wanted to be mummified and placed in the car upon their death. I'm not sure if he's found someone yet. I need to check his website... BUT NOW! He's done it again. This is hilarious.
But is it art?
Email Print Normal font Large font January 13, 2007
"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.
"Ladies and gentleman, bon appetit and may god bless," said Evaristti, a glass in his hand, to his dining companions seated night around a table in Santiago's Animal Gallery tonight.
On the plates in front of them was a serving of agnolotti pasta and in the middle a meatball made with oil Evaristti removed from his body in a liposuction procedure last year.
"The question of whether or not to eat human flesh is more important than the result," he said, explaining the point of his creation.
"You are not a cannibal if you eat art," he added.
Evaristti produced 48 meatballs with his own fat, some of which would be canned and sold for $US4,000 ($A5,120) 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.