After infant skulls set in diamonds (and plastic souvenirs), it’s time for Damien Hirst to set up a bronze “Verity” statue where it will gather some eyeballs. While pushing for it to be tagged as the “Angel of the West,” the 66-foot sculpture tries to find footing at Ilfracombe along the southwest coast of England. The 20.25 meters (66 feet, four inches) tall statue shows a pregnant woman who’s standing on top of a footstall made of books can be seen holding a glass-fiber sword above her head. The officials are will make a decision by September and once it gets a green signal, the installation should be up by end of the year.
Tagged at Hirst’s most recent work, the statue is being dubbed as ‘a monumental modern allegory of truth and justice’ and is a part of Hirst’s ‘virgin mother’ series. The installation can be set up on a loan of 20 years and reports suggest, will be “placed along the edge of the harbor and bordered by a parking lot, about 100 yards away from Damien Hirst’s local restaurant 11 the Quay”.
[Hypebeast and Designboom]