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By Rory Blank
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About this project

Damein Hirst deserves to live forever, not just in his art, but in the form of his art. It's not too soon to give him a head start, though. Unfortunately, I can't physically place him and keep him cryogenically frozen just yet, as he is still a living breathing human being, and I definitely don't have the resources to buy his body.

I want to make a statue of a naked Damien Hirst in a glass box. His genitals will be fully exposed. This will be based entirely on speculative imagery, unless Damien Hirst is willing to model for the work.

It won't be actual decomposing, so it won't be filled with formaldehyde, so it will be safe to be around and not leaking poisonous gasses.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Schematic
Schematic

In the spirit of Hirst's work, most of this money will go to paying other people to build the actual components. The initial quote that I found for a high detail wax model of Hirst would cost $27,000. 

All additional funding past that point will be towards constructing an airtight glass and metal case to hold the work, for presentation, which also won't leak poisonous chemicals everywhere.

After that is production and labor costs on fulfillment. 

Any additional money raised, in the great spirit of my inspirational source, will go to me, and to financing future artistic works, both complementary to this one, and in other mediums, mainly comic and animated.

I am chiefly joke writer and make comic strips. If you think about it, a glass box with multiple panels functions like a large, 3 dimensional comic strip, so in a way this is making a single, large comic strip, possibly the largest ever created. Except using glass and instead of paper, and a naked dummy submerged in water instead of ink.

The work will be fully available for display globally.

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STRETCH GOAL: DOUBLE OR NOTHING

In honor of Damien Hirst's recent collaboration with Jeff Koons, if I raise $140,000, double the initial asked amount, I will make a secondary piece, a giant balloon dog, covered in latex prosthetic human skin, featuring Jeff Koons's screaming face protruding from it.

Risks and challenges

Damien Hirst could get angry at me, I guess? I might not be able to find a place to display it and then have a giant fucking tank in my house taking up space?

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    Have you ever looked at a piece of art and been so transfixed by it that you wanted to be inside of it? Now you can.
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