Seemingly not content with cutting cows in two and sticking things in formaldehyde, Damien Hirst has turned his controversial hand to revamping a Victorian sea-side community in Devon. Opinion has been divided for months in Ilfracombe, where Verity – the figure of a naked, pregnant woman showing her foetus and holding the judicial props of a sword and scales – is being installed. The entire town has found itself cleft in twain over the statue, with neighbour turning against neighbour over whether it is a fitting manner in which to revitalise the town or a highly inappropriate piece of over-modern art. The argument has raged on for many months and it looks set to rage on for more, but we at b**p are only interested in one thing:
Why does it have to be just under a foot taller than the Angel of the North?