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Known for his provocative art, Damien Hirst revealed his latest polarizing project in a sleepy English seaside town. Guarding the port of north Devon town Ilfracombe, the 20m tall bronze statue already sparked controversy among the town’s residents. Critics call the womb exposed, skeletal, sword-wielding Verity as “outrageous and grotesque” while others see her as “beautiful and unique”, hoping her to boost local economy. Have a look at it in the gallery above and tell us what you think.


  • Source: nationalpost
  • Photography: REUTERS/Toby Melville, Matt Cardy/Getty Images, AP Photo/Ben Birchall/PA,
Words by Fritz Radtke