Huge demon sculpture could be unveiled next to Emirates cable cars
A huge headless “demon” sculpture by artist Damien Hirst could be unveiled next to the Emirates Air Line cable car.
The outline of the proposal reached Greenwich Council last year, but it is now reported that developer Knight Dragon has revealed exactly where it wants the statue to be placed.
Mr Hirst’s artwork, titled Demon With Bowl, is 18m tall and will stand next to the cable car if approved by the council’s planning board.
The giant, headless figure was first exhibited in Venice five years ago by the famous English artist, but could soon hover over the Greenwich Peninsula.
Knight Dragon says the location has already been agreed with Transport for London, according to the local 853 website.
Knight Dragon has been contacted for comment.
The developer is also leading construction plans for thousands of new homes in the area.
The 18m high sculpture by Mr. Hirst will be on a 0.55m high plinth if the plans are signed.
He already has two works of art in the Greenwich Peninsula called Mermaid and Hydra & Kali, both close to the O2 arena.
The entertainer is said to be the UK’s richest living entertainer with an estimated fortune of $384 million by the Sunday Times Rich List 2020.
Hirst dominated the UK art scene in the 1990s, with death being a prominent theme in his work.
He became an overnight sensation in 1991 when he sold an artwork of a dead shark preserved in a glass box for £50,000.
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