I-Likeitalot or Not : Damien Hirst’s Verity statue

In mid-October day the harbourside at Ilfracombe is usually the domain of just a few fishermen, dog-walkers and hardy fresh-air freaks. People who had come from near and far to gawp, wonder and talk about Damien Hirst’s Verity, a 20m-high statue of a naked pregnant woman named Verity. She carries the scales of justice and stands on a plinth of law books. Critics in the town call it “outrageous and grotesque” while others see her as “beautiful and unique”.

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