the eclectic personal blog of a writer...
Hm. Being, no doubt, a Philistine, I've never really seen the point of the cow, or the shark or any of the other creatures treated as art by Damien Hurst. I'm a little bit confused by the picture though. Is the scull life size, in which case, Damien has shrunk.Jackie
I think he is just sitting in front of a blown up picture, Jackie. It is a REAL skull he has put the diamonds on. Have just been watching on the BBC news and the cameras weren't allowed anywhere near the actual 'work of art'!Oh and I absolutely agree re all his other pieces!
I loved the occasion when someone carted his stuff off to the rubbish bin not realising it was a 'work of art'.Jackie
the most worrying part is the "ethically sourced" jewels. Which country is being reeped of their tresures this time? Makes me feel slightly sick at the thought.
Excellent point, aminah!
I ask the same question. My 3 and 5 year old, however, couldn't get enough of its image on today's Telegraph magazine.
IS it all a joke? A very expensive silly one.He is asking MANY more times for it, than its actual worth too...
My son saw a picture of the skull in the paper and asked what it was. I said "It's a new sculpture by a famous artist. Some people think it's a great work of art, some think it's rubbish. What do you think?""Rubbish," he said, in his eight year old philistinism.It's an odd departure from pickled cows.
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