Art, It Died: Performance Artist Who Tied Rooster To Peen At Eiffel Tower Arrested For Sexual Exhibitionism

May 6, 2014


Not in front of the nuns!

Steven Cohen (not to be confused with Sander Cohen, who is an infinitely saner artist) was recently convicted of sexual exhibitionism for a piece of performance art he conducted last September that involved dancing around the Eiffel Tower with a rooster tied to his wiener. But not like, ON his wiener, just like, tied to it with a leash. Nothing that out of the ordinary.

The Paris piece was a reaction to an increasingly homophobic, xenophobic and anti-Semitic world, Cohen told the newspaper.

"In showing the most intimate part of me, I'm saying: I'm male, I'm Jewish, I'm queer, I'm white," he said.

He said the rooster, named Franck, was not harmed during the performance. The animal was chosen "because it's the emblem of France".

Man, that would have been a weird day to visit the Eiffel Tower. I wonder what those nuns were thinking. Do you think they understood Cohen's message? Or that they vowed to never leave the convent again? Because I wasn't even there and now I want to become a nun and devote my life to God. Or at least to never having to see a dude walking a chicken with his pecker.

Thanks again to Brobamalicous, who I'm not convinced didn't just send this story knowing I'd have to go out and find a pic, and yes, there are ones where you can clearly see the leash tied around his bare johnson.

  • Shawn Bibby

    How could I have missed that!!! haha

  • Aphotic.Grim

    Crap like this makes me miss the old geekologie ... back when it actually focused on geeky stuff, not perverse garbage...

  • spectre99

    I think that to call this art is an art-form in itself. which seems to be a long standing trend, just be as obnoxious and pretentious as possible and someone will patronize and support your work as ground breaking. im not trying to be negative or provincial, im just saying try painting. look at deviant art, there are PLENTY of fine artists active, stringing a chicken to my dong isn't art its a desperate cry for attention. now, if he would have tied on a feral cat...

  • zin


  • Looks like a "Dave"

    "not to be confused with Sander Cohen"

    Also not to be confused with Colonel Sanders, who has a better idea of what to do with chickens.

    Edit: okay, that didn't really work right.

  • Guest

    wait...I've seen this guy somewhere....Voldo?

  • baal

    I wish I were there with a handful of grain. It'd be fun to scatter it and see the fraças that may result.

  • adsfasdfasdf

    unfortunately chickens aren't that strong

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I just love the tags for this story and how GW took every measure possible to not say the obvious word.

    Also this could be a new creature in the Silent Hill franchise.

  • simplyshiny

    Nuns! So many freaking nuns!

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    Oh My God, It's giving me flashbacks of my first job out of high school. Maintenance at a convent for the Sister's Of Charity. SO MANY old ladies, doddering around, looking like penguins. [shudder!]

  • adsfasdfasdf

    ha, I get it. Chicken. Pecker.

  • baal


  • adsfasdfasdf

    gay and jewish I get but what the hell does it have to do with being white? Xenophobia? France isn't full of white people anymore?

  • the antagonist

    You really get gay and Jewish from that? Cause you're the only one (Well you and Mr. Cohen himself). This is absurd all the way around.

  • adsfasdfasdf

    I know, was kidding :P dudes just insane.

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