Verity stands triumphantly, defending Ilfracombe’s harbour – justice and truth. The sad truth is Ilfracombe (a seaside town) is dying, the ‘kiss me quick’ tourist trade that came down the M5 has gone elsewhere or stays at home
Damien Hirst has done more than anybody to help kickstart the regeneration of North Devon, sadly his genius will not be enough – he can’t do it on his own.
If you go into his bar/restaurant a few metres away there are a couple of smaller versions of Verity standing either side of the bar – well worth a look.
Why is most public art crap?