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)