Surprise, surprise, Damien Hirst has upset someone else

The Thousand Years artwork
(Image credit: Damien Hirst)

Damien Hirst has become pretty renowned in the art world for his formaldehyde-dunked animals, colourful dots and large-scale anatomical sculptures. Hirst's work has often been seen as controversial, but one design from 1990 has just been dismantled due to complaints. 

'A Hundred Years' has been removed from the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg museum in Germany (although you might be able to spot some more Hirst designs on one of the best online galleries), after the animal rights charity PETA, issued complaints about the artwork. The piece features a large glass box, fly larvae and an electronic zapper. Hirst explains that the work is like "a life cycle in a box" as the flies are born, and then killed by the zapper in the centre of the box. 

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.