Human body statues, Dr. Gunther von Hagens
German anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens has a penchant and pride for turning real human bodies into statues with a technique called “plastination.” By using a volunteer’s dead body and injecting a liquid plastic solution into it to harden and preserve the cadavers entirely, von Hagens creates “timeless” art. However, the controversial nature of his work means that much like a mad scientist, he must work out of a secret lab. Von Hagens’ first displayed his sculptures at a 1995 exhibition in Japan.
The World’s Weirdest Artwork: Flesh Dress, Jana Sterbak
Move over, Lady Gaga; Canadian Jana Sterbak is the true originator of the meat dress. Displayed lovingly in the National Gallery of Canada, the artwork caused immense controversy, as people couldn’t believe real “art” could be the submission of food scraps to a gallery.