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London Restaurant Installs Damien Hirst's Formaldehyde-Preserved 'Cock & Bull' Sculpture

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[Photo: Damien Hirst]

Nothing like staring dead animals in the eye to whet the appetite: Here's the piece "Cock and Bull" by Damien Hirst, which is installed in London restaurant Tramshed. (Guess what they serve: steaks, roast chickens, and that's it. No, really.) Part of Hirst's Natural History series, "Cock and Bull" is "a Hereford cow and cockerel preserved in a steel and glass tank of formaldehyde." And yes, cartoon fans: on the wall behind it is a Hirst painting of the Cartoon Network characters "Cow and Chicken." Below, a BigHospitality interview with owner/restaurateur Mark Hix in which he discusses the art.

Video: An Interview With Mark Hix

· Cock and Bull at Tramshed [Damien Hirst via AFP]
· Cock and Bull [Damien Hirst]
· Mark Hix on Tramshed, the Pressure to Innovate and British Produce [YouTube]

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