Friday, July 30, 2010

Why I love art.

Damien Hirst

Innocence Lost

Sausage in a baby bottle
7 7/8 x 2 inches (20 x 5 cm)
Glass, sausage and alcohol
Edition of 35 + 5 APs
Glass bottle engraved with the edition number, Hirst logo and signature

"A glass baby's bottle containing a pork sausage pickled in alcohol makes foul, connotative paradoxes out of ideas of nourishment and nurture. Visually, the work is a reminder of Hirst's formaldehyde pieces as well as the surreal performances of pantomime and Punch & Judy shows. It is at once humorous and disturbing."

via: gagosian.

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