Damien Hirst at the Walker

Damien Hirst Lego image little artists lego image
Ok, not the real Mr Hirst but its pretty lifelike, here he is with his shark in a tank piece being lauded by a large crowd with empty wine glasses.
Its the work of ‘The Little Artists’ – John Cake and Darren Neave who you can see in the other photo. The whole piece is a minature art gallery entitled ‘Art Craziest Nation’ and includes models of famous YBAs such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and Grayson Perry dressed in one of his notorious doll-like outfits. There’s also Steven Gerrard holding an over-sized European Cup.
Its still being assembled in the area at the top of the stairs in the Walker and opens on Saturday August 20th until January 29th.
Daily Post article
and Guardian
and BBC


  1. Was reading the comments by that bloke who allegedly is an art critic for one of the newspapers in Liverpool. Sounds like he is a bitter old man, moaning about Tracey Emin and Marc Quinn! Does that man actually like art? Its Like Nigella Lawson writing about Urban Sports… The Lego is excellent my whole family loved it! Well Done boys!

  2. Yes, I was irritated by that too. You are referring to Philip Key, the Daily Post critic being quoted in his own paper as saying
    “After all, could one really take seriously an unmade bed as an art work or Marc Quinn’s blood-filled head? So it’s worth having a laugh at the efforts of these two Lego artists. One can think of no more suitable reaction.”
    I think he does like art but he’s a bit of an old fart and doesn’t ‘get’ the conceptual stuff. I think he prefers the theatre. Shame. I think its great fun too.


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