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Monday, October 27, 2008

A Living Art Frame?

A Swiss musician says he must give the large tattoo on his back to a German man who paid him to become a living, breathing picture frame upon his death.

Yes, you read what you thought you read....

Tim Steiner says that as part of his deal with Rik Reinking, an art collector, he endured 30 hours of tattoo work and upon his death he must surrender his back skin. He must also make at least three appearances at art shows each year to show off the back tattoo.

"Nothing has changed for me," he said. "I'm just the frame that gets to carry the picture round."

The 30-year-old Steiner says that he is "amused" to be wearing art work created by conceptual artist Wim Delvoye.

Though he would rather not talk or think about his post-mortem details of the agreement he says " back will gain a sort of permanence, outliving everyone else. That amuses me."

Well, I just think it is kind of gross.

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