Damien Hirst’s 14 Giant Uterus Sculptures and 5 More Bizarre Statues Around the World

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The world is full of art and beautiful masterpieces from the various artists. However, some of them amaze people with its bizarre concept and look. 

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Uterus sculptures, Qatar

British artist Damien Hirst has shown 14 giant uterus sculptures outside a hospital in Qatar, referring to the stages from conception to birth.

The statues show fertilization, various stages of a baby growing inside the uterus, and the last one ends up with a 46-foot baby.

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 Sheikha al Mayassa Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani commissioned them for $20 million “to redress the traditional boundaries between eastern and western art in the Middle East.”

“We do not expect everyone to like them, we do not expect everyone to understand them,” Layla Ibrahim Bacha, arts specialist at the government-funded Qatar Foundation, told AFP.

“That’s why they are here to create an element of debate and reflection. We believe that (the work) reflects Sidra’s mission to care for the health of women and babies.”

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“To have something like this is less daring than having a lot of nudity,” Sheikha al Mayassa Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said. “There is a verse in the Koran about the miracle of birth. It is not against our culture or our religion.”

Golden child, Ukraine

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The monument “The Golden Child” was opened by the famous sculptor Ernst Neizvestny. The monument is his gift to the city of Odessa, Ukraine. Basically, it’s a tree from which the child appears. According to the author, it “represents something new, who bears, who owns future”.

The sculpture is also dedicated to the brilliant children of Odessa.

The Bull Fart Sculpture, China

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Chen Wenling’s famous sculpture depicts Wall Street as a bull in this sculpture. It’s located in Beijing, China.

The bull pins a demon-horned Bernie Madoff, who performed the biggest financial fraud in the U.S.

The Giant Stone Female Genitalia, Germany

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The sculpture was made by Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara and is located near the facade of the Tubingen University.

Originally, the statue required the name – Pi-Chacán. De la Jara stated: “Hospitals are places where we are faced, like in a Shakespearean drama, with the big issues of men’s lives brought to their most ardent limits. I thus asked myself: How to make a piece that is not an escape from this reality, but rather an extension, an enlargement of this same reality?

“The answer came on its own. In a place where the daily struggles and reconciliations are against Thanatos [death], I had to erect a monument to Eros [love/life].”

Man and Skull, Prague

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The sculpture was inspired by Kafka’s books and was placed in front of the Prague Castle’s Daliborka Tower. However, unfortunately, the statue has been removed and is no longer there.

Die Badende (The Bather), Germany

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There is no special meaning in this sculpture as it’s just an advertisement for UK based cosmetics company, Soap and Glory.


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