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Portland Artist Mike Schneider Makes His Own Boyfriend

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. A few months ago, Mike Schneider, an artist in Portland, Ore., took maybe not the art world but at least Instagram by storm. Sick of bad relationships, he made a boyfriend out of empty wine boxes. He called the box-boyfriend Franz and posted pictures of them shopping and making dinner. Now, he says, he and his wine boxes are engaged. As Schneider put it, everything happens for a riesling. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.