hirst for art
Damien Hirst is back in business – another reason to go to London later this year, I think. In an interview in The Guardian, he talks about how he went off the rails a little – well, a lot – but has cleaned up his act a little. Quote:
“I remember once I wanted to cover a pig in vibrators like a hedgehog. It was going to be called Pork-u-pine. Thank God, I didn’t do it.”
Now he’s aiming at organized religion, an easy target, but one that never ceases to amuse. He’s produced several works loosely themed around the Last Supper painting, which will be in London later this year. One will show Christ and his apostles as ping-pong balls bouncing on fountains of wine – which, in Christian mythology, gets transformed into blood. (He couldn’t use real blood, presumably for reasons of hygiene.) This will sit next to a six-legged cow titled In His Infinite Wisdom. A general guideline I use: if I don’t know what the hell it is, it must be Art.