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Art: How do you feel about the Hereford bull now?
ART always divides opinion, and the only thing you can really go on when you see a piece of artwork is whether it looks good to you or not.
The latest art piece to cause debate is Damien Hirst’s Verity - a 20m-high statue of a naked woman with a baby exposed in her womb wielding a sword and staring out to sea.
Hirst is never one to shy away from controversy, and I personally love the statue, but many feel the picturesque town of Ilfracombe, Devon, is not the right setting for it.
As we know, Hereford has recently seen the instalment of its own work of art, which also divided opinion.
The Hereford bull, which stands in High Town and was created by Brian Alabaster, was largely welcomed by the people of Herefordshire.
More than 400 of our readers voted that we should have a bull statue to represent the county, against only 40 who said no.
But some still said they didn’t think a bull was the best way to represent the county, and others complained the statue didn’t look life-like enough and shouldn’t be situated in High Town.
Occasionally, the more you see something, the better it looks, so with Verity on loan to the town for 20 years, there is plenty of time to grow to love her.
So with the Hereford bull having been a resident for the last few months, how do you feel about it now? If you didn’t like it at first, do you like it now? Or have you gone from thinking it was a good idea to not liking it at all?
Comment below and vote on the poll.
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