honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,
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Lightbulbs and Sharks




> The shark in Damien Hirst's concept art piece The physical
> impossibility of death in the mind of someone living
is beginning to
> rot, evidently because it was preserved with formaldehyde rather than
> alcohol. - Jon Lebkowsky
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/article01.asp?id=355


I laughed when the article stated that changing the shark in the Hirst was equivalent to changing the fluorescent tube in a Dan Flavin. I guess they couldn't find a shark to interview or the curator's assistants who have to wrangle 2 dead sharks, gallons of formaldehyde and alcohol, and deep tissue injections. How many curators does it take to change a lightbulb and how many does it take to change a shark?
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