Damien Hirst's giant new artwork unveiled


A statue of a pregnant woman by the artist Damien Hirst has been officially unveiled in the north Devon town of Ilfracombe.

Erected by a crane on the pier, the 65ft (20m) statue, called Verity has been given to the town by Hirst on a 20-year loan.

The bronze-clad, sword-wielding "modern allegory of truth and justice" like other works by the artist has divided opinion in the seaside resort.

Jon Kay reports from Ilfracombe.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.