Damien Hirst Statue Proposed as ‘Angel of the West’ in Ilfracombe


Damien Hirst has unveiled plans for the towering statue ‘Verity’ with a proposal to install it as an “angel of the West” in the coastal town of Ilfracombe in Southwest England. The bronze-finished stainless steel figure is of a pregnant woman standing upon a plinth of books and holding a glass-fiber sword skyward, whilst in the other hand holding a set of scales behind her back. Called in the ilfracombe application ‘a monumental modern allegory of truth and justice’, is thought to be the most recent piece in Hirst’s ‘Virgin Mother’ series. The statue will stand at 20.25 meters (66 feet, four inches) in height. The plans are already proving to be controversial, and it will be interesting to see if Hirst’s proposal is approved.



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Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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