Damien Hirst Receives Planning Permission for "Hirst-on-Sea"

Damien Hirst Receives Planning Permission for "Hirst-on-Sea"

According to Will Doig of NextCity, world renowned contemporary artist Damien Hirst has received planning permission to build a town from scratch on the British coastline. Working alongside Rundell Associates the project, which has been dubbed "Hirst-on-Sea" near the town of Ilfracombe, will consist of 75 affordable homes built over the next ten to fifteen years. Most famous for his 2007 diamond-studded skull entitled For the Love of God and, more ubiquitously, glass cases containing sharks and cows preserved in formaldehyde, Doig wonders that, "given Hirst’s history, it’s hard to imagine he’s not trying to make some sort of statement." Time will tell as to what that might be.

"For the Love of God", 2007. Image Courtesy of Damien Hirst

References: NextCity

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Damien Hirst Receives Planning Permission for "Hirst-on-Sea"" 05 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/533731/damien-hirst-receives-planning-permission-for-hirst-on-sea> ISSN 0719-8884

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