Those who follow Damien Hirst may remember the Myth & Legend sculptures that he had on display at Chatsworth House grounds in the UK in 2013 (covered). The British artist now has released porcelain replicas of the two partially dissected imaginary creatures (unicorn – myth, pegasus – legend) as a set currently through Outer Criteria in an edition of 20 for £67,000.
He explains – “In a way, science brings religion down to earth and to cut open mythical creatures and expose them as no different to mortal horses is somehow still magical. It’s kind of like exploding a myth to make it real. I like the way that even by showing these creatures’ insides they still feel majestic and hopeful, so they seem more real and not just creatures from fantasy. Maybe they can even help us in the real world.”
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