Karen Finley

Performance artist Karen Finley, who recently lost a Supreme Court case on a law requiring NEA grants to adhere to decency standards, has a new show, The Return of the Chocolate-Smeared Woman.

Q: What kind of chocolate do you use to spread on your naked body?

A: I knew that was going to be the first question. Right now my preference is Betty Crocker dark double chocolate.

Q: That sounds more like a frosting than a chocolate.

A: If you want to get technical, yes, it is a frosting.

Q: Do you temper it?

A: What's tempering? You mean melt it?

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