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Two artists are forcibly removed from Art Basel in Miami after MILKING a woman’s breasts

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Two artists are forcibly removed from Art Basel in Miami after MILKING a woman’s breasts and auctioning off the milk for $200,000

  • OONA and Lori Baldwin staged an impromptu exhibit after their performance Milking the Artist was deemed ‘too controversial’ at Miami Art Basel 
  • In front of a crowd of 300, the two artists milked OONA’s breast, which appears to be prosthetic, and auctioned it off
  • The first glass sold for 50 Ethereum, or $64,000, and the second glass sold for 158 Ethereum, or $200,000 
  • The artists said the performance piece is used to question the ‘general obsession with objectifying women’
  • OONA and Baldwin were escorted from the building after the exhibition  

Two artists were forcibly removed from Miami Art Basel after milking a woman’s breast and selling it for $200,000. 

Artists OONA and Lori Baldwin staged an impromptu exhibit after their planned performance Milking the Artist was deemed ‘too controversial.’ 

In front of a crowd of 300, the two artists milked OONA’s breast, which appears to be prosthetic, and auctioned it off. 

The first glass of milk sold for 50 Ethereum – which is equal to $64,000 – and the second glass sold for 158 Ethereum, or $200,000, before the two artists were forcibly removed from the premises. 

In a video, obtained by TMZ, OONA, dressed in black, yelled at the crowd: ‘Do I need to be dead for this art to be valuable? Is this not art? Why does this make you so uncomfortable? Do I have to be naked?

‘Is this not art? Does a breast need to be in a painting or a sculpture to be valuable?’ 

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Artists OONA and Lori Baldwin staged an impromptu exhibit after their planned performance Milking the Artist was deemed ‘too controversial,’ selling two glasses of ‘breast milk’ (pictured) for $50,000 and $200,000

OONA milked her breasts, which appears to be prosthetic, into a glass that Baldwin held

OONA milked her breasts, which appears to be prosthetic, into a glass that Baldwin held 

As she did it, she yelled: 'Do I need to be dead for this art to be valuable? Is this not art? Why does this make you so uncomfortable? Do I have to be naked? Is this not art? Does a breast need to be in a painting or a sculpture to be valuable?'

As she did it, she yelled: ‘Do I need to be dead for this art to be valuable? Is this not art? Why does this make you so uncomfortable? Do I have to be naked? Is this not art? Does a breast need to be in a painting or a sculpture to be valuable?’

Baldwin, dressed in all-white, started the bid at $10,000 and it eventually went all the way up to $200,000. 

In a close-up video, posted to both artists’ Instagram accounts, show them milking the breast as people filmed.  

The two artists claimed Art Basel ‘fetishizes’ female breasts before they started their performance.

‘At most art fairs, bare boobs only exist in paintings – framed like dead objects. Here the breasts are audacious because they are attached to a living consenting body,’ OONA wrote on their joint website. 

Baldwin said on their website that the performance piece is ‘raising the floor price of feminist performance art.’

‘The Art world’s insidious underbelly determines which artists to milk and what their milk is worth. In “Milking the Artist” we play with context and its relationship to value,’ she said. 

The performance piece is used to question the ‘general obsession with objectifying women.’ 

Art Basel focuses on modern and contemporary art. The American show in Miami showed pieces from artists across five different continents. 

OONA (left) and Baldwin (right) where escorted out of the art show after selling the milk

OONA (left) and Baldwin (right) where escorted out of the art show after selling the milk

The two artists claimed Art Basel 'fetishizes' female breasts before they started their performance before they were escorted out (pictured)

The two artists claimed Art Basel ‘fetishizes’ female breasts before they started their performance before they were escorted out (pictured)

The performance piece is used to question the 'general obsession with objectifying women'

The performance piece is used to question the ‘general obsession with objectifying women’ 

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