As one does, right? Looking like a cross between Leigh Bowery and a whacked-out Vegas showgirl, South African performance artist, Steven Cohen thought it would be a reasonable idea to dress in a bird-like costume with a rooster tied to his penis on a long ribbon and shimmy around the Eiffel Tower. Why not? Lots of reasons…
“He danced with the cock for around ten minutes, before being arrested by the police,” his lawyer Agnes Tricoire told French daily Le Parisien.
Cohen was held by Paris police on charges of indecent exposure.
His lawyer expressed her disgust with the duration of his arrest, telling Le Parisien: “It’s a disgrace. With this performance, Steven Cohen wanted to evoke his situation, split between two countries.”
“South Africa, his native land, and France, where he lives at the moment,” she explained. “France is throwing artists in prison,” she added.
Cohen was released Tuesday evening and is expected to appear in court on December 16th.
Sadly, there is no video evidence.