By Natalie O'Neill. A Brooklyn artist this weekend will sit naked on a toilet in front of an audience for 10 hours to mock artsy-fartsy types — like herself. Performer Lisa Levy, 59, wants gallerygoers to squat on a second toilet and stare at her bare bod to prove that pretentiousness in the art world stinks. Levy chose to sit naked on the can because it strips her of status, which is the opposite of pretentious, she told Artnet News. Read Next. Ex-lead prosecutor can take part in Etan Patz retrial: jud This story has been shared , times. This story has been shared 97, times. View author archive Get author RSS feed.
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People waited for hours to sit and stare back at the performance artist and, because there was no time limit for each individual, you had no way of knowing how long it would take until you got your turn, or whether you'd even get a chance at all. A steady stream of willing participants sat with Levy on both days, though Christopher Stout said that the wait never got too long. When I arrived at around yesterday only about four people were ahead of me, and within a half an hour or so I got a chance to sit.
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