You art students get me every single time with your forward thinking and sheer edginess. An art student by the name of Clayton Pettet is going to be losing his (anal) virginity all in the name of good art.
The 19 year old Londoner is currently a student at Saint Martins and is set to be nailed in the ass in front of an audience 100 classmates in Hackney, East London for an art project called “Art School Stole My Virginity”.
Here’s what Clayton had to say about is all on Tumblr:
“The Idea of ‘Art School Stole My Virginity’ came around when I was sixteen, when all my peers at school were losing their Virginity it was incredibly hard for me to ask why I was still a Virgin and why it meant so much to the people all around me. My piece isn’t a statement as much as it is a question. The whole aspect of Virginity was incredibly emotional for me and has been ever since. It became a thought process that turned into the performance piece that I wish to create for the public on January the 25th. The London Art Scene has slowed down recently and whilst London is in its prime and is constantly changing the contemporary artists are the same and they aren’t so contemporary anymore. I want my piece to inject some speed into the arts, a performance of the people if you will. I feel like now is the time for the new scene. To lose my Virginity with the new age is the Avant Garde that London has been unintentionally waiting for.”
I for one, certainly can’t wait. Check out more from Clayton on his Tumblr over here.