Damien Hirst: What a Fucking Cunt™!

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DAMIEN HIRST
End of an Era, 2009
Bull’s head, gold, gold-plated steel, glass and formaldehyde solution with a Carrara marble plinth
84 x 67 5/16 x 38 5/16 inches overall (213.4 x 171 x 97.2 cm)

“The exhibition takes its title from the central sculpture in the exhibition, a severed bull’s head with golden horns and crowned with a solid gold disc. Suspended in formaldehyde and encased in a golden vitrine, this totemic sculpture acts as a powerful coda to The Golden Calf (2008). End of an Era proffers a sacrificial head, here dismembered from the majestic body of the earlier sculpture. While The Golden Calf symbolized the worshipping of a false idol, with End of an Era (2009) Hirst demystifies the biblical tale and, by extension, debunks his own myth-making.”

God, what a cunt.

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24 Responses to Damien Hirst: What a Fucking Cunt™!

  1. lucinda says:

    Not sure what’s worse. The dubious artwork or the pretentious explanation.

  2. kate says:

    hirst is a pretty damned funny joke. it’s just a pity he’s cut so many animals in half when he should have done it to himself…now that’d be in the Geffen collection in a split second.

  3. Angie says:

    He doesn’t deserve to be called a cunt. He’s just a douche!

  4. jessica says:

    cunt – perhaps. he’s definitely making a lot of money out of acting like the artist. i don’t care for his work particularly apart from the big ironic fuck you each piece says to the contemporary art world.

  5. De-bunking a myth! What gobshite.

  6. Leslie says:

    I wish people would just stop paying attention to him.

  7. David Duff says:

    I can’t wait to see Damien Hirst suspended in formaldehyde!

  8. Dru says:

    I thought the diamond-studded skull was awful- a bull’s head is tame in comparison.

  9. "Anon" says:

    If it’s the “End Of An Era”, surely this means his imminent retirement?

  10. dust says:

    David Duff- brilliant idea!
    It’s a pity that he’s so stuck, I did like his work better before, but he’s just a burn out now.

  11. Cybill says:

    Aaah Damien Hirst, still beating the dead bull

  12. Winter Bird says:

    I can only hope there is a special place in hell for people like Damien Hirst.

  13. Dru says:

    I’ve thought for a long time that he really is just having a laugh on the plebes- I guess this proves it.

  14. Jill says:

    I agree wholeheartedly, Sister!

  15. Ash says:

    I hated that stupid Damien Hirst the first time I saw his crappy Art. I am glad I am not the only hater. The only thing worse than him, are people who worship/emulate him. Damien Hirst is to Art what Criss Angel is to magic. Boo!

  16. Mia says:

    Unbelievably idiotic cunt. If he’s an artist, then srsly ANYBODY is, maybe even Sea! -_-

  17. Moda says:

    David Duff says it best.

  18. Lizzifer says:

    Cuntastic! Did he also fuck the dead bulls head before he submerged it in formaldehyde? Uh yea. It’s art.

  19. Cricket9 says:

    Well, I have a degree in history of art. Cunts (and I rarely use this word) like Damien are the reason that I decided not to be an art critic, and do something entirely different for a living; it’s hard to look at this kind of “art” and write about it. I was much happier shoveling horse shit for a few years after graduation.

  20. Snore, asleep by the second sentence.

  21. hammie says:

    When are the people going to wake up and see the Emperor has got half a cow floating in Aspic in a glass tank that you paid 5 million bucks for like a mindless wanker?

    xx

  22. Susan says:

    Yeah, he’s through. I used to like him.

  23. Rudiger Smoot says:

    He’s genuinely mentally ill.. Perhaps even a necrophile.

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