Jose Gets A Tattoo

by Tony Phillips

In 2002, at the now defunct meat-packing leather hang The Lure, Manhattan-based visual artist Jose Luis Cortes presented Dicks and Lips Between My Legs. During this performance, the artist drew reductive squares, the dicks and lips of his title, onto his body and then had them inked on by a tattoo artist. This clip is a brief record of that performance I edited entitled Jose Gets A Tattoo."