The Easel

Answering Society’s Thorniest Problems, With Performance Art

Part profile of the artist Pope.L, part defence of performance art.  “[E]verything the artist touches is imbued with elements of theatre“– crawling Manhattan’s streets, sitting atop a tower eating the Wall St Journal, chaining himself to an ATM using a string of sausages. While only on “the periphery of fame, [Pope.L is] the most significant performance artist of our time”.