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Damien Hirst works features in Banksy's 'Dismaland'

21 August 2015

Banksy's 'festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism' is on display in Weston-super-Mare.

'The Fragility of Love' (2015)

Courtesy of Dismaland © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015

Damien Hirst works are on display as part of 'Dismaland', Banksy's 'family theme part unsuitable for small children', which has been installed on 2.5 acre site of the disused 'Tropicana' lido on the Weston-super-Mare seafront.

'Dismaland', features the work of 58 artists and includes 10 new Banksy sculptures. Hirst's latest 'Mental Escapology' work, 'The Fragility of Love' (2015) is on display alongside his unicorn preserved in formaldehyde 'The Child's Dream' (2008). Also featured are a Punch & Judy show, rewritten by Julie Burchill with a Jimmy Savile spin, as well as Jimmy Cauty's model village complete with 3,000 riot police in the aftermath of major civil unrest.

For more information see Dismaland's website.