In 1989 Daniel Rakowitz cannibalized his girlfriend, Monica Beerle, after accidentally killing her during a sadistic beating in her apartment in New York’s Lower East Side. “I killed her and boiled her head,” he told a friend, “Then I made soup out of her brains. It tasted pretty good.” After discovering how good the soup tasted, he decided to serve it to the homeless inhabitants of nearby Tompkins Square Park.
Rakowitz enjoyed his cannibalistic trangression so much that he scrawled on the door of his apartment, “Is it soup yet? Welcome to Charlie Gein’s Ranch East.. Home of the Fine Young Cannibals.”