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damien hirst suicide art

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Spanish artist Eugenio Merino has done a sculpture of badboy and richie rich Damien Hirst that shows him shooting himself.  The idea is that his own staged death is the only ploy left that the hungry Hirst has not employed to increase his notoriety and wealth.

From Merino in the Guardian article:

“I thought that, given that he thinks so much about money, his next work could be that he shot himself. Like that the value of his work would increase dramatically,” Merino told The Guardian. “Obviously, though, he would not be around to enjoy it.”


Written by Peter Rudd

February 19, 2009 at 5:35 pm

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