ART NEWS: Damien Hirst now building a city !

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According to Artnews: Damien Hirst’s plan to build an entire town in the British countryside has received the approval of the local council.

The development would see the construction of 750 homes as well as a school, playgrounds, stores, office buildings, and a health center. The new development would lie on the outskirts of the town of Ilfracombe.

According to architect Mike Rundell, a representative for the artist, Hirst

“has a horror of building anonymous, lifeless buildings. He wants these houses to be the kind of homes he would want to live in.”

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Transforming Ilfracombe: Hirst’s Verity sculpture graces the harbour Credit: ITV News West Country

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Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018

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