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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Hymn by Hirst

Damien Hirst's "Hymn" outside the Tate Modern as part of the Hirst retrospective exhibition.

Controversial as always the critics have plenty to say about his wealth, some calling him the biggest conman of our times.
The toy manufacturer Humbrol sued Hirst over this sculpture. They claimed it is a scaled up version of a model they sell to teach anatomy to children.
An out of court settlement was agreed with Hirst paying an undisclosed sum to charity.

10 comments:

Gunn said...

Easy to spot!
Big eye!
This is not payed by your tax money, is it?

I like to be surprised by art, but this is perhaps not what I like.

Warmer in London.
Enjoy your day!

John said...

I'm in the "can't see his work as art" group.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I hope to see this and other works of art in person within a few days.

Adullamite said...

"...the biggest (art) conman of our times."

Babzy said...

quiet instructive and original , but a bit weird ;)

RedPat said...

A direct rip-off I would say.

LONDONLULU said...

Love the scale with the person. Someone gifted us the exhibit book, but wish I could see this in person, controversy and all.

Angie said...

So you don't reckon he's an I-CON then? At least the guts are not spilling over onto the plinth.

Caroline said...

wierd

An Maliq said...

Adore Hirst! His works always make me think philosophically

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