Sunday, November 11, 2007

Hirst's School


Damien Hirst, who was paid $10m (£4.7m) for School, said:

"The sheep represent uniformity. Through uniform education, people end up as dead sheep; alive, but not much alive."

From the Guardian: "The glass-walled lobby is lined not with bookshelves but with medicine cabinets bearing pill boxes and bottles, each one topped with a clock that runs backwards at a different speed. The cow-flanked dove stands at the front of the room, representing the teacher, and in front of it there are three neat rows of "pupils" - 29 pickled sheep, their heads severed from their skinless bodies."

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