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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 22:02

IT'S been called every derogatory word you can think of outrageous, immoral, bizarre, offensive, distasteful, embarrassing, grotesque, disrespectful, insensitive, inappropriate, a monstrosity, tasteless, ugly, vulgar and not in good taste.

But still the council has agreed to let this sculpture take pride of place on the idyllic British coastline at Ilfracombe.

Damien Hirst’s Verity statue is a pregnant teenager holding aloft a sword.

She’s naked. She’s made of bronze. On one side her skin is smooth. On the other side is has been peeled back to reveal bones, muscles and even breast tissue. Verity is 20 metres tall and weighs 25 tonnes.

In a statement approving Verity’s installation the North Devon council said: "The proposed development represents an important capital project for Ilfracombe and has the potential to act as a catalyst for further investment.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 22:09

You covered her bronze boobs with a black strip? Really? :p

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:14

^ They were not suitable for teenage boys to view :p

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:19

Teenage boys are too busy playing with their g/f's boobs to be corrupted by a stupid sculpture ;)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:26

Teenage boys are too busy playing with their g/f's boobs to be corrupted by a stupid sculpture ;)


This.... some are making babies as we speak....

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:31

Hum's afraid that the statue might turn some gay males on to women. :p

But he forgot to cover the sexy baby bump....

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:39

Wow, how intriguing of an art piece....


naa.. j/k though i wouldn't call it offensive

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:43

How is this offensive? Just because Hirst did it?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:00

I guess people are getting more easily offended.

And it leads to extreme self-censorship.

Bravo to whomever started this ****.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:02

This.... some are making babies as we speak....


Cuz they saw naked statues. :p

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:19

Cuz they saw naked statues. :p


no teenage boys are having sex and seeing all that stuff allready so why people loosin thier **** over it...? LOL...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:22

Teenage boys are too busy playing with their g/f's boobs to be corrupted by a stupid sculpture ;)

Yes but those are not the teenage boys we are talking about. We are talking about the ones here on neowin. :D

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:23

Meh.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:35

what do you think about this?
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:37

I know there are some guys that would love to lay on that and caress and suckle evey one of those ta-tas.

and there would be plenty of milk to feed a small town.