Damien Hirst Angel Sculpture
8 205 € o_O
£7,200?!?! For a piece of molded resin that’s just over 32cm high?! Are you SHITTING ME?! For that kind of money I expect it to be carved out of carrara marble like the bloody original! It won’t stop me from selling a kidney though so I can get hold of one.
The Belly of the South: Bumpy reception in seaside town for Hirst’s ‘disgusting’ 65ft pregnant woman
Some call it the Angel of the West; others deride it as the Belly of the South.
But, whether they like it or loathe it, the people of Ilfracombe are now the custodians of this giant Damien Hirst sculpture – and they’ll be looking at it for the next two decades.
The 25-ton bronze statue of a heavily pregnant woman holding a sword, arrived in the Devon seaside resort yesterday on a flatbed trailer.
Hundreds of residents came out to catch their first glimpse of the work, which will take more than a week to assemble and install.
Fans call it a ‘modern allegory of truth and justice’, but many townsfolk say it is ‘obscene and disgusting’.
Well, I think she is really beautiful - if Ilfracombe don’t want it, I’ll take it! You can read the rest of the article here and if you’re interested in Verity’s fabrication and installation, then you can read about that here!
Hymn 1999 - 2005
Taken at the Damien Hirst retrospective at Tate Modern, May 2012.
For the Love of God, Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull, has already become one of the most talked about works of art in recent years, but what was the inspiration behind it? With a major retrospective of his work currently on show at Tate Modern, Hirst reveals its Mexican roots…
Damien Hirst skull to display in Turbine
A £50m Damien Hirst diamond-encrusted skull will be shown in Turbine Hall to accompany a Tate Modern retrospective of his work from 4 April.
For the Love of God will be displayed until 24 June.
The exhibition, featuring his “pickled shark”, runs from 4 April to September.
Tate said the skull, appearing for the first time in a UK public gallery, may be viewed “alternatively as a glorious, devotional, defiant or provocative gesture in the face of death itself”.
The work, which will be housed in a viewing room in the east end of the Turbine Hall, was sold to an investment group in 2007 with Hirst retaining part-ownership.
He has described For the Love of God, the platinum cast of a 35-year-old 18th century European man covered in 8,601 jewels, as an “uplifting” piece that “takes your breath away”.
Words cannot describe how excited I am to see this! WOOT!