Monday, April 14, 2008

Virgin Mummy by Damien Hirst

Last year, I posted a photo of the Virgin Mother by Damien Hirst that was located outside the Lever House on Park Avenue and 50th Street. Earlier this week, I saw the statue again but it was wrapped in plastic and tape, looking very much like a mummy. I assume it was being prepped to be moved to a new location.

So when did you move to your current home?

15 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Probably a good assumption. Although, our Hammering Man sculpture at the Seattle Art Museum several years ago had a guerrilla protest group attach a ball and chain around his ankle. So, who knows? Mommy the Mummy ..... nice catch!

Jilly said...

Maybe it's a new sculpture, Ming - and you got the name right!

nearly 10 years ago - that's when I moved into this home and you've just made me realise it's the longest I've ever spent anywhere in my LIFE! I must be growing up...

Nathalie in Avignon said...

Your first photo of her was just extraordinary. It's really worth clicking on the link. I agree with Jilly, it could well be a new take on the statue with a temporary installation on the theme 'mother to be, take care' or something. Will you let us know if you learn more?

Olivier said...

très original, j'aime beaucoup

Very original, and I love

Mo said...

Looks pretty good as a new art work in her wrapping.

GMG said...

It may look nicer now... ;)
20 years ago!
Do you read the answers to your queries? Just to pu a query... ;))

oldmanlincoln said...

This is odd, I did think it was some kind of mummy on the portal. It does look pregnant too.

Elizabeth said...

Weird!
We are back in Marrakech.
See you in June in NY

Ex-Shammickite said...

All mummys are pregnant at some time in their lives, right? Oh... sorry, I was thinking of the British (correct) spelling of Mummy... not Mommy!
My house? I've lived here a very long time, my 26 yr old son was born here!

Ming the Merciless said...

GMG - of course I read everyone's comments. :-)

Peter said...

I moved a year ago. A small statue got damaged. I should have wrapped it better!

• Eliane • said...

No way!!! Very cool pic! You'll have to go back and report where it is going. I looked at your original post, you showed her "nice" profile. I was a bit braver or maybe just took this on an empty stomach: motherlt armor. ;)

Keropok Man said...

it looks like it is hurt and has to be bandaged. :-)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

That is an amazing statue. I photographed her myself...

citygirl15 said...

It looks weird.

The last time I moved was 10 years ago, from Queens to Manhattan.