In a project that has sparked huge debate, gay artist Clayton Pettet will have sex with another man for the first time in front of a live audience at the Orange Dot Gallery in central London on April 3rd.

Clayton Pettet

His exhibition, Art School Stole My Virginity, is a performance piece about the value of male virginity, Pettet says.

The controversial piece is not about hype, the gallery said in a statement, but about  “young artist at the very beginning of his career who has signalled that he will not compromise, and that is all we stand for: no compromise."