Water feature for Hirst statue?
SIR - Whatever the public opinion as to the suitability of Damien Hirst’s statue, this is not a gift, simply a loan.
Offered as a tourist attraction and thus beneficial to Ilfracombe, the controversial launch and 20 years of free publicity should guarantee a substantial retirement lump sum at the end of this period.
To add to the interest perhaps a water feature could be incorporated, programmed to break water at a given time every day.
Alternatively, my suggestion might just dissuade the council from thrusting an inappropriate work of art into family holidaymakers’ view regardless of their feelings.
Gaston Dezart, Bideford.