National Post

What’s 20m high, pregnant and wields a sword? Damien Hirst’s latest sculpture
No stranger to controversy, British artist Damien Hirst has a particular knack of creating a scene. His latest ‘scene’ is a gigantic 20-metre tall bronze statue called Verity that now towers over a sleepy English seaside town.

With her pregnant womb exposed, the skeletal, sword-wielding Verity has not surprisingly ruffled feathers, with residents in the north Devon town of Ilfracombe not exactly welcoming Hirst’s 20-year loan ‘gift’. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images; REUTERS/Toby Melville)

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    Can I just say that I think this is really awesome. And….FYI if I would have been given a sword while I was pregnant, I...
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    "With all the respect thrown around it by society, the function of gestation still inspires a spontaneous feeling of...
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    but it’s fucking amazing
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    So yea, this is in a town about 30/40mins from me, I dunno what I think about it, pretty cool, kinda weird, gunna go...
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