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Verity Statue

Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
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Amazing

Amazing ,Shocking leave you to decided yourself one thing that I am sure of you cant take your... read more

Reviewed today
Margaret C
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Carmarthenshire
Err....

Okay, it's very striking and I'm sure it has fantastic artistic merit. But it is totally out of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave M
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
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Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
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Reviewed today

Amazing ,Shocking leave you to decided yourself one thing that I am sure of you cant take your eyes off it and a statue that you will never forget.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Okay, it's very striking and I'm sure it has fantastic artistic merit. But it is totally out of character with my impression of Ilfracombe. But maybe that's just me?

Thank Dave M
Reviewed yesterday

Damian Hirsts statue is most unusual and a sight not to be missed as it towers over the harbour side

Thank Katieoxo094
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another thought provoking Damion Hurst piece of art. It's stands over the harbour and is unmissable. It's a good job there is a plaque with an explanation of what it represents as I would never have guessed.

Thank tim p
Reviewed 2 days ago

A drive around the sites of Ilfracombe we came across, in the harbour, Verity. It was news to us as we hadn’t googled the area. But what a surprise. A 66ft bronze by Damien Hirst. The figure says it all so I won’t go into...More

Thank norman1366
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was surprised by my reaction to the statue. I saw it from the 'car park entrance' side, and found it extremely dramatic. It has immense impact, and the workmanship and design is faintly awe-inspiring. It also looks extraordinary against the painterly green cliffs over...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a lot too look at really but interesting and move on harbour is a nice area views around are around are great

Thank top007bb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ive always thought that Hirsts "art" is bit of " The King Is In The Altogether" . As a construction piece ,this is quite impressive . I dont think it would have been commissioned if the artist was an unknown. But it does cause opinions

Thank everhopefulLincs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Exceptional sculpture in an outstanding location overlooking the harbour. The information shown on the plinth was clear and informative

Thank hlhinck
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited ilfracombe and parked in the car park where Verity is positioned (we didn't know the statue was there). It's interesting to read about the artists idea behind Verity. Personally I don't particularly like the statue, one side Verity has skin and the other...More

Thank Spearey
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Jeanhornby
I totally agree with everything that you have said on this disgusting eye sore. What were they thinking ! It does not go with the surroundings , something like this would look better in some arty museum or in the city . Putting up a huge statue of a seagul would have made more sense than this verity statue !! Dumb or what ! ! !
1 March 2017|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
A seagull? Better a giant pastry
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BonniedaWestie
What exactly is the meaning of the statue? I personally think it's a monstrosity and is totally not in keeping with the village. A statue of a fisherman or lifeboat man would have been more approprate. Roll on the next 9yrs when it can be taken down and tipped over the harbour wall into the sea.
20 September 2016|
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Response from steph501962 | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't agree more. We have named her Vile Verity! Emperors new clothes springs to mind!!
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Alice D
Where the people of Ilfracombe asked their opinion on siting this statue in their town.
15 July 2015|
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Response from Rob M |
Yes, planning # from wikipedia, 177 for 100 against. Amanda Palmer copied this as a human statue in New York yesterday... Amazing artist, as is DH
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