The Royal West of England Academy currently has Charity, Damien Hirst’s twenty-two foot high painted bronze statue, on the balcony over their front entrance.
The sculpture is a Spastics Society collection box of a young girl clutching a teddy bear with her leg in callipers. The charity box is depicted as having been broken into, with a large crow bar and coins scattered on the pavement below.
Visit Charity at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol until May 2012.
All images copyright the artist Damien Hirst.
Photography credit Oli Playne.