This is why there could be a giant human anatomy sculpture on Briggate this summer

Two major sculptures by world-famous Damien Hirst are set to be installed in Leeds this summer.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 11:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 11:05 am
Two major sculptures by world-famous Damien Hirst are set to be installed in Leeds this summer.

Six metre tall Hymn (1999-2005) will be a breath-taking addition when it is installed on the city centre's Briggate.

And the stunning marble Anatomy of an Angel (2008) will be on display in the Victoria Quarter.

Both pieces by the Turner Prize-winning artist, who grew up in Leeds, will go on show for three months from Wednesday, June 19, subject to final planning permission.

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Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive of LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District), said: “It is great for the city to be presenting a number of major sculptures by Damien Hirst who not only grew up in Leeds but also studied at Jacob Kramer College, now known as Leeds Arts University. We are hugely excited not only to be involved in bringing these pieces to Leeds but bringing art out into public spaces, making it more accessible while animating the city centre.”

Jane Bhoyroo, producer of Yorkshire Sculpture International, added: "These exciting installations would not be possible without the support of LeedsBID and Victoria Leeds as well as Damien himself. We are thrilled to bring these works to the city, to complement Hirst's sculptures at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this summer as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International's programme of exhibitions and events.”