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The Strangest Art Happenings in New York History [NSFW]

New York has been the center of the art world since Paris stopped being the headquarters of cool in the early 1900s. With all this innovation comes a healthy (OK, sometimes not-so-healthy) dose of the weird — some good, some bad, and more than one involving sexual organs with their own creative juices. Only in New York would hundreds or thousands come out to witness such normal life events as making lunch or giving birth — in the name of art. Below, we round up ten of the strangest art happenings in the city’s (exceedingly strange) history.

Carolee-Schneemann

Carolee Schneeman’s vagina holds the secrets of the universe. In East Hampton in 1975, the artist performed a piece called Interior Scroll, which started with Schneeman disrobing and doing art-school figure study poses on a table. Then the poetry reading began — Schneeman pulled a scroll from her vagina, unfurled it, and read feminist writings to the attending audience.

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