Thursday, June 05, 2014

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Another Virgin in a condom controversy? Well sort of. Super art collector Aby Rosen has installed Virgin Mother by Damien Hirst in his front yard. Trouble is the bronze Mother is nine meters high and pokes up above the shrubbery. The neighbours found the half flayed nude a bit hard to take and asked Aby at the very least to turn the skinned side away from them and facing him. Being super rich Rosen doesn't warm to criticism but in the meantime he has put a sheath over the work giving us a unexpected segue back to the media storm at Te Papa’s opening exhibition.

Image: The VM channeling the VIAC