Giant Headshot Begets Dubious Fame

Conceptual art has given one Penn student a taste of minor campus celebrity status.


A University of Pennsylvania sophomore has found his 15 minutes of fame through a giant-sized conceptual art project that explores "the fickleness of celebrity," the Daily Pennsylvanian reports. Ever since his bushy-haired mug shot has been plastered atop a school building where he has classes four days a week, the celebrity-shocked student has had random folks ask him about his future modeling career and, conversely, his possible status as a homeless child—not that the two are mutually exclusive.