He told me he was an artist.
I asked what kind of art he made.
He said: “I do my own thing.”
I said: “What’s your thing?”
He said: “Doing my thing.”

As I was walking away, his wife gave me his name. “Look him up,” she said. So I did.

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"Andres Serrano (born August 15, 1950 in New York City) is an American photographer and artist who has become notorious through his photos of corpses and his use of feces and bodily fluids in his work, notably his controversial work "Piss Christ", a red-tinged photograph of a crucifix submerged in a glass container of what was purported to be the artist’s own urine." -Wikipedia

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