Masturbating artist slammed
By VINCE SOODIN
Controversial performance artist Jordan McKenzie, 40, has made 55 images by ejaculating over canvas and sprinkling carbon over the results to immortalise them.
The results of his labour entitled Spent are to go on display at the Centre for Recent Drawing in Highbury, north London, for a month.
But Father Kit Cunningham, of St Etheldredas Church in Clerkenwell, said: “All we can do is pray for the artist.”
The clergyman, based at the oldest Roman Catholic church in London, stressed: “The extraordinary thing is that someone actually thought it was art and put it on at his gallery.
“We are clearly dealing with a very mixed-up person.
Art lover and artist David Gleeson said: “Tracy Emin showed her knickers but this is a different thing entirely.
“I am in favour of almost any form of expression but I do baulk at ejaculating over a piece of paper. Oh please!
“Excuse the pun, but it sounds like he’s taking the p***.”
Jordan, who intends to create three drawings a week, said: “This is only the first batch of them.
“It is a diary of my ejaculations they are heartfelt and delicate.
“I hope people will come and see them – not judge them out of hand.”