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in this fleshy machine. Yet Leonardo and Rembrandt offer imaginative, and above all humane, visions of our bodily existence. Art is drawn to the flesh but does not possess it. That's why Hirst never did pickle his granny. A shark in a tank is an image, but a human body in a tank is a crime, or toms sko salg
should be, even if it has been grown in a lab. I suspect Tina Gorjanc knows this. Her proposal to grow McQueen's skin and make it into leather sounds like, you know, a joke. A joke about fashion and the macabre. Still, she really has taken out a patent. We live on the edge of science fiction. Who knows, in 10 years' time there cheap chanel
may be skin art everywhere. Instead of Titian's painting of the Flaying of Marsyas, imagine vast abstract works made from human skin. Old man Hirst will be grumping about it, saying it isn't right. And every oligarch in Russia will be waiting to get his skin on the wall.