He only wanted a funny picture. A picture of himself emerging from a giant vagina sculpture. Adolescent humor.
Well, it was humorous all right. But he wasn’t the one laughing. Seems the 20-year-old American exchange student managed to get stuck in the sculpture last Friday and the fire department — 22 responders in all — had to be called to free him.
The 2001 sculpture, titled Chacán-Pi (Making Love) was created by Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara. It stands outside Tübingen (Germany) University’s Institute for Microbiology and Virology. The 32-ton artwork is red Veronese marble and according to the artist, signifies “the gateway to the world.” It is valued at almost $200,000.
According to some reports, the student was responding to a dare by his (now former?) friend, Erick Guzman, who took a picture and then called for help.
The unidentified student was “delivered” after some 30 minutes of labor. Only his dignity was injured.