Losing Your Virginity: Can It Be Art?

Whatever happened to the privacy of a car’s back seat? The Guardian reports: ‘”Art can’t shock us anymore – we are all bohemians now,” says artist Grayson Perry. But a student artist at Central Saint Martin’s, Clayton Pettet, has attracted much attention with a planned piece of performance art, during which he will lose his virginity in front of 100 people in a gallery in Hackney. The performance, entitled “Art School Stole My Virginity,” will see 19-year-old Pettet have sex with another boy on 25 January, in front of a live audience. People in the crowd will then be invited to ask questions.’

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