Monday, November 11, 2013

Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Nails His Nuts To Red Square

Another ballsy protest from the Russian artist

The shock artist sat in the square naked, with his knees part, and hammered a nail which appeared to be about 10 inches long, through the front of his scrotum, much to the horror of dozens of tourists passing by.

Pavlensky posted a written statement on the website explaining that his action was "...a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference and fatalism of contemporary Russian society".

A police officer eventually covered up Pavlensky with what appeared to be a white blanket or sheet, before taking the artist to a medical clinic. He was later arrested and faces up to 15 days in prison for hooliganism.

Don't miss the fine TomoNews animated feature of the strange event!:

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