Representatives of the Mayor of Ilfracombe say the town is 'awash with gossip' after Damien Hirst’s Verity was given a makeover.
– Mayor Lynda Courtnadge
Who knows why Verity has been given a rather fetching set of stripy tights?
Perhaps it was one of the Academy’s students looking to be the next Jean Paul Gaultier? Or maybe someone thought that Verity’s legs were looking a little cold? Or finally could there be a more extraterrestrial nature and that aliens have finally decided to pay a visit to a earth resort and leave a thank you?”
Ilfracombe Knitting Bombers have since claimed responsibility for dressing the statue in stripy socks.
The Ilfracombe Knitting Bombers have claimed responsibility for a giant pair of leg-warmers that appeared on a Damien Hirst statue in North Devon overnight.
The group say anonymous donations of wool can be dropped off at Ilfracombe market for future yarn bombing exploits.