the artist; [Olivier Renaud Clement, New York City]
Text in image reads: "When I was fourteen my parents suggested // that I needed plastic surgery. They made an // appointment with a famous cosmetic surgeon, // and it was decided that my nose should be // straightened, that a scar on my left leg should be // covered up with a piece of skin from my // ass and that my ears should be pulled back. I had // doubts, but they reassured me, that I could change my // mind up until the very last moment. In the end, // though, it was Doctor F. himself who put an end // to my misery. Two days before the operation, // he committed suicide."