June 30, 2012

"Damien wants to make a statement and this statue certainly does that."

"I think it’s a wonderful idea and I’d be surprised if anyone opposed it."

31 comments:

Scott said...

Who got her pregnant?

If she breaks water, you better have an umbrella...

Scott said...

And what was the statement being made here?

edutcher said...

The statue looks suspiciously like Damien.

I think he's seen too many Vanity Fair covers.

Indigo Red said...

Sure, it's all well and good until it puts out the eye of some guy who's fallen out of an airplane.

Scott said...

LOL.

At least she isn't carrying a big Daisy Red Ryder bb gun.

Jason (the commenter) said...

And if it doesn't work out they can haul it away in the middle of the night and sell it for scrap.

Palladian said...

Banal.

Stick to pickling sharks.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Palladian: Stick to pickling sharks.

That's stupid because they never let you eat the shark.

Palladian said...

That's stupid because they never let you eat the shark.

If you saw the shark in its current state, you wouldn't want to.

chuck said...

Surprise!

That's just silly.

cubanbob said...

Ah! A monument to a bullshit artist. Well if It brings the rubes to town and they spend their money maybe it isn't a bad idea for the local merchants.

Palladian said...

The only praise I can offer the proposed statue is that it's better than Hirst's recent paintings... ouch.

Jason (the commenter) said...

cubanbob: Ah! A monument to a bullshit artist. Well if It brings the rubes to town and they spend their money maybe it isn't a bad idea for the local merchants.

Anything big and bold like that I approve of. And while I would have wished for something more elegant, this is meant for Britain, and I think it will work with their intended audience.

cubanbob said...

Jason (the commenter) said...

That be true for Britain, but there are certain parts of London and Manchester where that statute wouldn't be appreciated by the locals. Like real estate, its all in the location.

Ralph L said...

the town, which is a teenage pregnancy blackspot
Not sure what this means, but it's Racist!

Are teenagers knocking boots in the car park?

The West's birthrate is so low, maybe it's time to celebrate the teen mom. Just don't go to the dumb yobs for sperm donors--try university men.

Henry said...

If she breaks water, you better have an umbrella...

Britannia, rule the waves.

Henry said...

Is that a macquette photoshopped into the scene or a live model photoshopped, and then photoshopped into the scene? If a macquette, who sculpted it?

Joe said...

Why not just put up a billboard? At least they will make money while they ruin the view.

XRay said...

I despair that BS artists like this can make a living. But, given median IQ, it's no surprise. Just sad.

Skyler said...

I understand that a pregnant naked woman might be meaningful, but why would a pregnant woman need a sword?

Essentially, this is just another example of how western civilization no longer values men to the extent that now even pregnant women are our protectors in our art.

Can we get another civilization?

Henry said...

At first glance this reminded me of Piazza Michelangelo in the Oltrarno district of Florence. The statue looks like the inflated reproduction of some smaller original in a less convenient locale. The impressive view is improved by a large parking lot and idling tourist buses.

The difference is that in Piazza Michelangelo the most prominent sculpture is a crude copy of Michelangelo's David. In Ilfracombe, you'll have to settle for a Hirst original.

Penny said...

So I clicked the link and I see...

"MAIL Online"

Not exactly as it looks up there, but like it looked at the link.

A little bit fancified. Dignified even.

And all those HOT, suggestive sculptural pics, telling a bedtime story, and coming from "MALE Online".

jaed said...

I took a look at the picture and thought, well, meh, though I like her pose.

Then I scrolled down and got a look at the "Angel of the North", which this one supposedly competes with. Go look at it. And now...

Bring on the pregnant lady with the sword, I say.

Penny said...

Given the "War on Women" these days?

I'd say somebody's gonna "git it" until we see a link to "FEMAIL Online".

Penny said...

Did I jest say that? :O

Penny said...

Ha ha

Send me to work at the USPS gulag, for cripes sake!

sydney said...

The Angel of the North looks like a big airplane (though the locals call it the Flasher. The Pregnant Angel at least looks humanoid. (Or whatever angels are.)

Astro said...

It would also be a boon for Hirst’s restaurant, 11 The Quay, which is just 100 yards from the proposed site. Does the restaurant serve broiled afterbirth?

His douchebaggery is pretty transparent. I wonder how much it cost him to buy a majority of the council members.

wildswan said...

File as knowledge. In a tourist spot you can put up anything, absolutely anything. The worse the better. Maybe we could get an Angel of Wisconsin up in the Dells. Just like that one but decorated with everlasting snow and holding up a brat.

Carnifex said...

I think a giant "Buddy Christ" statue would be great in the dells!! Google it unless you remember the movie "Dogma". (excellent movie)

Synova said...

"I understand that a pregnant naked woman might be meaningful, but why would a pregnant woman need a sword?

Essentially, this is just another example of how western civilization no longer values men to the extent that now even pregnant women are our protectors in our art.
"

Seems to me that Greek mythology sometimes combines fertility with war, sort of. Or at least the virgin with war, and I've always thought of the virgin archtype as being fertility. (looks it up) Ah, I'm thinking of Artemis rather than Athena. Both virgins, Athena having to do with war and Artemis with child birth. Blah, blah...

Okay, anyhow!

The combination struck me as odd, as well.

It still makes sense thematically, to have both fertility and war together, since they are both ways to conquer the world.