Because ringing the planet with spot paintings wasn’t enough, British wealthy person and artist Damien Hirst is planning to build a whole town from scratch in Devon, on a section of his Winsham Farm property. The planning application Hirst submitted to North Devon Council calls for 750 homes, a school, offices, sports fields, stores, and other trappings of a 3,000-person community, according to the Telegraph. But what to name this gloomy little hamlet? Alarmed residents of nearby Ilfracombe — who have to see his “Verity” sculpture every day — have already nicknamed the proposed town “Hirst-on-Sea,” but ARTINFO has come up with 10 more options.
— The Physical Impossibility of Community in the Mind of Someone Living in the Suburbs
— YBT (Young British Town)
— The Spot
— Town Without Life
— For the Love of Town
— Beautiful Inside My House Forever
Think you can do better? Propose a name for Hirst’s town below in the comments!
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