Occupy hunger striker lands at the Corcoran

Yeas and Nays,Jenny Rogers

Adrian Parsons, artistic agent provocateur and D.C.'s favorite hunger striker, has turned respectable museum employee. Before famously starving himself for three weeks last winter in the name of D.C. voting rights, Parsons drew national attention for performing a self-circumcision at a gallery in 2007 and for leading a protest against the Portrait Gallery in 2010.

Now Parsons has a new haircut and a new title: manager of interactive platforms at the Corcoran, the elegant museum a block from the White House. He'll be working with both the museum and its college to integrate features online. Corcoran spokesperson Rachel Cothran had this to say about its latest hire: "Adrian is one of many working artists -- including faculty and staff -- employed at the Corcoran. He brings a valuable perspective to what he does for the institution."

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