Forget the Tate, busy Londoners can now get their fix of contemporary art in none other than their local Burger King.
British artist Damien Hirst, has donated an original piece of artwork to the new Burger King restaurant in Leicester Square. The installation is two metres in diameter and can be found upstairs, but don’t worry about any messy eaters as it’s protected by reinforced glass to keep it nice and safe.
A bit different to Hirst’s famous diamond skull sculpture, “For the love of God“, the full name given to this original piece was ‘Beautiful Psychedelic Gherkin Exploding Tomato Sauce All Over Your Face, Flame Grilled Painting 2003’.
Jo Blundell, Burger King UK Ltd Marketing Director for the UK and Ireland, comments: “All of our new look restaurants will provide a more modern experience…In the case of Leicester Square, we’ve given Londoners and guests to the capital a little something extra to enjoy!”
What better way to inject a bit of culture into your lunchtime, you can pop in and have a Whopper while you marvel at this spectacular piece of artwork for free!
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