Hirst Provokes Anger With Pickled Sheep And Sharks

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20 Feb 1995

If the aim of modern art is to shock and provoke response, Damien Hirst may well deserve the title some in the art world have awarded him -- the most important British artist of his generation.

Last year his sculpture of a pickled shark suspended in a see-through tank incurred the wrath of animal rights protesters who smeared it with excrement to highlight their cause.