October 11, 2012

Vulgar, brazen, crass: Stalingrad, Damien Hirst

Jonathan Jones blogs today about Damien Hirst, who is responsible both for building the young generation of British artists and, unfortunately, of becoming an art-dictator.

His new piece (Verity), a colossal statue still to be erecten at Ilfracombe's pier, which is "vulgar, brazen, crass".

Jones also points out the similarity between Stalingrad's monument to the famous battle in the city (1942) and Hirst's new (art?) work.


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