Hirst’s Giant Virgin Mary Goes Up In London

A new 35-foot high statue by Damien Hirst was erected in London Tuesday. “The Virgin Mother has layers removed on one side to reveal the foetus and the woman’s skull, muscles and tissue. The bronze statue, recalling Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer, dominates the courtyard in front of the gallery, and is visible from Piccadilly where passers by stopped to look as a crane hoisted it into place on Monday.”