The Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern

A short verse noting the different attitudes to the work of artist Damien Hirst, who has been awarded a retrospective exhibition in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Damien Hirst

Is both blessed and cursed.

Mocked for his bling, hosed with invective

But rich as a king with a Tate retrospective

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