Mad dog Kulik in my new painting

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My latest painting ‘Come out and find the one you love, OK’ features the Russian performance artist Oleg Kulik chained to a bear (detail below). Exteme performance artist Kulik is infamous for living his life like an animal (a dog to be more specific) in pieces such as Mad Dog and I Bite America and America Bites Me. In these performances Kulik wants to highlight the fact that humans behave like beasts to each other. I watched him perform when I worked on Live Culture at Tate Modern in 2005, where he spun like a mirrorball covered in mirror tiles above a dancefloor in the Turbine Hall. No dog-like behaviour that night, but his choice in 80s power rock was beastly.