The ear, titled Sugababe, was created using genetic samples which the artist collected from the artist's brother's great-great-grandson Lieuwe van Gogh. He then went on to use imaging technology to recreate the ear which can apparently hear. The unusual work was debuted at Germany's Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and we heard it was a hit.

Diemut Strebe, Sugababe, 2014 Image via Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Diemut Strebe, Sugababe, 2014
Image via Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

The legend has it that van Gogh chopped of his ear following a breakdown, whilst some German historians believe an enraged Paul Gauguin cut off the ear following an argument between the artists.

Diemut Strebe's "Free Radicals: Sugababe & Other Works" will be on show at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer Street, New York, until December 5 of this year.

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