Top 10 Names for the Town Damien Hirst Is Building in England


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)

— Hirstershire

— The Spot

— Town Without Life

— Pharmacyville

— Hirstwhile

— For the Love of Town

— Formalde-on-Hyde

— 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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