I don't drink
As part of my street lecture series for July, here I am opposite Lloyd’s of London making good use of the Damien Hirst sculpture (called ‘Temple’) to demonstrate the impact of alcohol on the liver. Needless to say the audience was somewhat thin on the ground, everyone being either in a pub or a wine bar celebrating the fact it was a Monday.
I finished the lecture by pointing out the somewhat disappointing impact of drink on the male member.
Someone kindly paid for this sculpture to be displayed as part of a host of thought provoking artworks being introduced to educate and inform the generally considered ‘philistine’ members of the insurance community. The final entry I spotted in a tree, (called 'Never has there been such urgency, or The eloquent and the Gaga') is perhaps supposed to represent the frustration felt by an insurance broker after having been sacked for drunkenness – I call it ‘Toys out’o pram’.
You can view these and many more similar artworks for yourself in the square mile, but be quick, the refuse men are only on holiday for another two weeks!