Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Thursday, December 02, 2004


It seems that the world is full of nuts, no real surprises there then!

A Canadian performance artist is facing charges in Germany, after a failed attempt to spray blood on a sculpture of Michael Jackson at an art exhibition there.

Istvan Kantor tried to squeeze a capsule of blood on the sculpture "Michael Jackson and Bubbles", by Paul McCarthy, at the Flick Collection show on Tuesday. However, he was stopped before he could do any damage to the statue.

He did manage to spray the blood on an empty wall of the Hamburger Bahnhof gallery. The sculpture, which depicts Jackson with his pet monkey, was undamaged.

Kantor, who is also known as Monty Cantsin, was arrested but police freed him on Wednesday. He will face charges of trespassing and damage to property.

Kantor, who was filmed throughout the incident by his own film crew, has been banned from many galleries around the world. However, he had been allowed inside the Berlin gallery because one of his own video installations is on show there.

The Flick Collection has already attracted controversy because its owner, "Mick" Flick is the grandson of Friedrich Flick, who built the family fortune by producing weapons for the Nazis and using slave labor.

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