Artist Sam Bassett wanted to attract some attention. So he headed over to Sotheby's on Tuesday to show off his work, the day when the auction house was holding one of its biggest sales of the year and many of the world's most important collectors would be on hand. The only glitch: Bassett's medium is "tape sculpture," and it involves him stringing up colored masking tape across buildings, lamp posts and streets. It wasn't long before he was carted off to jail. But he did leave with a few new fans. "The cops liked the concept, one cop called me the new Cristo," he says. [NYP]
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