AR-News: (UK) Hirst accused of sadism over butterfly collage

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Fri Aug 15 08:28:33 EDT 2003

Animal rights activists, who have previously taken a dim view of his stark
meditations on life and death, are not amused. Amazing Revelations, a
triangular collage made from thousands of dismembered wings, will be one
of the centrepieces of Hirst´s much-anticipated show at the White Cube
gallery in Hoxton, east London, next month. The exhibition will be Hirst´s
first solo show in Britain for six years.

The pressure group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta)
called him a "sadist". Dawn Carr, Peta´s European director, said: "One has
to wonder if Hirst was the sort of demented child who would pull the wings
off flies for fun. He certainly has become that sort of an adult.
Butterfly wings are beautiful on a butterfly but tearing small creatures
to bits is not art, it´s sadism."

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