Man Sells His Skin To An Art Dealer

Tim Steiner, a 40-year-old former tattoo parlor manager, lent his back to artist Wim Delvoye. The ensuing work, tattooed over two years, has been sold to a German collector—who will have Steiner skinned after his death. The work, titled “TIM,” sold for 150,000 euros. This isn’t a new concept, and draws origins from Japan. And while nobody is questing the artistry of Delvoye or tattoo …