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Pulling The Wool

by | 22nd, June 2006

PETE Doherty is an inspiration. And to our mind, it is he who has inspired artist Damien Hirst to “new heights of creativity or new depths of crudity”.

The Mail takes a look at the artist’s latest offering, rubs its chin and wonders what it should make of it all.

For your information, the piece, entitled The Tranquillity of Solitude (For George Dryer) features a shorn sheep sat on a toilet. There’s a hypodermic syringe jabbed into its leg. The animal’s head it thrown back in an expression of what the Mail takes to be a “scream of agony” but others may see as a euphoric release.

The Mail says the work is inspired by paintings by artist Francis Bacon for his lover George Dryer. The Mail says Dryer was

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