A little while ago we wrote about Hirst’s new Verity Statue, A rather Dali-esque bronze figure of a woman that was to be placed in South England.
Now it has found a home in Ilfracombe, North Devon and people are still very unsure of what to make of it.
With one half of it fully flesh covered and the other half showing all the anatomical details of a pregnant body the piece looks very much as though Hirst has been taking some inspiration from artist Jason Freeny who has been creating half anatomical models for some time now. Jason’s models are very collectable and include all sorts of well known characters like My Little Pony and Barbie.
The statue, we suppose does show the beauty of womanhood in a way, but many feel that the 20m-high statue of a naked woman yielding a sword is ugly with one passer by commenting that it was ”A bit rude, a bit weird,”.
Whatever your thoughts our thought is that Jason Freeny should be getting some sort of recognition as if the barbie below was holding a sword in the air and sprayed gold you could barely tell the difference!
It’s no secret that Hirst uses many people to help construct his works and often simply has the idea and then farms it out to his workshop to complete, but whether he would go so far as to get another artist to work for him who knows.