the cutting edge
" ... stories circulated thru' the nasty-neon of N.Y. night that a young Korean artist
was the self-declared patient of wee-hours surgery in cut and run operations
at not-so-secret locations in the city. If you found out about it, you could go and watch this guy having bits and pieces removed under anaesthetic. A finger-joint one night, a limb another. By the dawning of the '80s, rumour had it that he was down to a torso and one arm. He'd asked to be left in
a cave in the Catskills, fed every so often by his acolytes."