He’s rumored to be the world’s richest artist, but recently, Damien Hirst has been accused of something shocking.
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When it comes to Hirst’s work, “shocking” isn’t exactly a new descriptor. For the past 30 years, he’s been creating art that deals primarily in death.
Over the span of his career, Hirst has used 913,450 creature carcasses in his work. From cows to sheep, butterflies to sharks, his installations display animals and insects both in their entirety and cut in half, a jarring spectacle known as “vivisection.”
The issue, raised by the RSPCA, is not that…