06/20/2012 03:03 pm ET | Updated Jun 20, 2012

10 Shocking Acts By Artists (IMAGES, NSFW)

The recent coverage of a topless painter who graced the stage of "Thailand's Got Talent" with her controversial breast-on-canvas act got us thinking about the most shocking things artists have actually done in the name of their craft. After reviewing work by the likes of Marina Abramovic, Chris Burden, and the Viennese Actionists, let's just say that nudity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to startling works of contemporary art.

Check out the slideshow of shock-worthy artists below and tell us how you think the "Thailand Got's Talent" contestant stacks up in the comments section below.

11 Shocking Acts by Artists