French artist Abraham Poincheval waves as he exits the two halves of the rock in which he has been been entombed, in Paris. The artist made headlines worldwide when the two halves of the rock closed around him on February 22, 2017 at Paris’s Palais de Tokyo art museum. Poincheval, 44, had carved out a hole inside the rock in his own image, just big enough for him to sit up in, with a niche to hold supplies of water, soup and dried meat.
Eveline Poincheval, the mother the French artist Abraham Poincheval, talks to her son though a fence in the rock in which he is sealed as part of his performance “Pierre” (Stone), in Paris, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Abraham Poincheval emerged Wednesday from a 12-tonne limestone boulder at a Paris art gallery where he has been entombed since Feb. 22.