Fashion Victim

One of the central works in the exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (until 12 May), Victimless Leather, a small jacket made up of embryonic stem cells taken from mice, has died. The artists, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, say the work which was fed nutrients by tube, expanded too quickly and clogged its own incubation system just five weeks after the show opened.

I guess I'll have to wait another year for my living mouse stem cell jacket. Darn it. I heard they were all the rage at Fashion Week.

Via Instapundit

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  • Guy Montag||

    I guess I'll have to wait another year for my living mouse stem cell jacket.

    Would this be Cosmotarian fashion?

    How long before Nick's living cow stem cell jacket is ready?

  • ||

    Sounds kinda like spidey's venom suit.

  • ||

    Where did they get the stem cells? Because if they had to harvest them from mouse abortions then that's murd... well it's icky.

  • Guy Montag||

    Warren,

    Yea, especially if it is a Yale mouse.

  • ||

    How is this possible? Is this guy a biologist as well as an artist? how did he hold the cells together in the form of a jacket?
    My first reaction is to call bullshit. Sounds too similar to making a Shaky's Pizza out of aborted fetuses.

  • Episiarch||

    Sounds too similar to making a Shaky's Pizza out of aborted fetuses.

    Yet Cartman succeeded. Jealous much?

  • Taktix®||

    I'm currently working on a Picasso-esque mural of Pope Benedict XVI on the wall of my bedroom. It's made entirely of semen.

  • Cool Cal||

    You know, this never would have happened if they'd have just made a nice painting. Hey ... what ever happened to those?

  • ed||

    The humans forgot how to make them.

  • ||

    [insert egregiously tasteless comment]

  • Dello||

    Ya know, most animals will puff their fur up when its cold to create an air pocket of insulation. I want my fur coat to do that.

  • ||

    Sounds too similar to making a Shaky's Pizza out of aborted fetuses.

    I didn't see that episode, but to make a Shaky's Pizza, I think the fetuses need to have cerebral palsy.

    Ha! Most tasteless comment on the thread so far! Take that, bitches!

  • ||

    Okay, Darkly.

    How big is that coat, anyway? It looks just about the right size for a six inch tall fireman.

  • Holly Golightly||

    Oh, Stevo Darkly, that is just so incredibly hot!

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