Southern Yacht

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Tuesday 16 June 2015

Ilfracombe and Verity

Hello there,

I've given our trip to Ilfracombe a separate post all on it's own. This is because our main reason for visiting was to see the Damien Hirst statue Verity.

Now I've heard Verity described as Marmite - you'l either love her or hate her. Personally, I love her and it's exactly the sort of art I love to go and see. But I do appreciate that it's pretty graphic, so if that's not your sort of thing, probably best to pass on by.

Verity is a 66 foot tall steel and bronze statue by Damien Hirst who lives in the town. The statue depicts honesty through the name Verity and by holding of the scales of justice while stood on law books. It's been loaned to the town of Ilfracombe for 20 years from 2012 and has become a tourist attraction in its right. But the dissected image of a heavily pregnant woman is a very strong image

It's said that the best place to get an overview of Verity is from St Nicholas's chapel on Lantern Hill. This is also the only place on the waterfront that has any info about the statue. I think they wanted to make you climb to see the info board.

There was certainly a lot of people there looking at her. I can't imagine how busy this little town would be in the tourist season proper.

I hope you enjoyed a view of our trip to Ilfracombe. Thanks for reading.



1 comment

  1. Lovely photos Cathy. I saw a Hirst work up close in a gallery. It was the 'unicorn' in a tank of formaldehyde. I think he's a pretentious prick, but he does good art. xx


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