Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Giant Anatomy

I'm not a big fan of Damien Hirst, but this 20ft bronze sculpture made me chuckle (though, at £1 million, it probably should sweep me off my feet!)

If Hirst's sculpture looks familiar, maybe it's because he swiped the design from a toy company... it's an enlarged replica of Humbrol's 14" Young Scientist Anatomy Set, by Roman Emms.

As you can imagine, Humbrol wasn't so pleased about Hirst's sculpture, so the company turned around and sued Hirst. The result, according to Artnet News...
Damien Hirst has agreed to donate an undisclosed amount to two children's charities.