January 24, 2013

Sruli Recht makes a $470,000 ring out of gold and a 4-inch strip of skin excised from his belly and tanned... with the hair left on.

Art! Via Metafilter.

It's the hair that makes it so... challenging.

14 comments:

chickelit said...

Ed Gein started that!

chuck said...

That seems a bit off for someone born in Jerusalem.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for that, I was eating. Was.

bagoh20 said...

Side income stream for Mohels.

McTriumph said...

Bad art is still art. Most art is bad.

edutcher said...

Reminds me of the last line from "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" -

So they tanned his hide when he died, Clyde

And that's it hangin' on the shed

wyo sis said...

What difference, at this point, does it make what I think about it?

bagoh20 said...

$470K! See, who needs college?

Valentine Smith said...

What a work of genius!

I mean, who really gets skinned here.

edutcher said...

McTriumph said...

Bad art is still art. Most art is bad.

I submit if it's bad, it's not art. Some art may be better than others, but all art has some aesthetic value in and of itself.

Clare King said...

Overpriced AND disgusting. It's quintessential modern art.

bgates said...

Side income stream for Mohels.

Mohel can get in a lot of trouble that way.

Not the jewelry, just they shouldn't end up with anything that can stream on the side.

bagoh20 said...

Good one Bgates. It took me a second...

I might have a prostate issue.

Rusty said...

A stunt. Something you'd expect from an art school undergraduate.