Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Great Regulars: Verity, however, takes all these difficulties

to a new plane. [Damien] Hirst's market psychology is impeccable--to criticise the fact that she is ugly will be to invite the charge that you find naked, pregnant women ugly. Furthermore, to say she is ugly is likely to have you consigned to those poor fools who did not 'get Cezanne' or the old buffer watercolourists who think Warhol represented the end of western civilisation. Well, okay, I'll take all that on the chin. She looks bloody ugly--I have only seen photographs, I confess-- and that, I suspect, is the point.

from Bryan Appleyard: The Sunday Times: Hirst's Verity


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