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2009-01-20 23:28:03

Bulgaria, depicted as a toilet, was given a cloth cover-up Tuesday in Entropa, an artistic rendition of the European Union now hanging in Brussels. The 8-ton sculpture is the work of Czech artist David Cerny. It is scheduled to hang in EU headquarters through June and then be moved to Prague for six months on display there, The Times of London reported. It is a pity that it was not understood as a joke, Cerny said. I don't know if you can call it censorship, I think it is oversensitivity,...

2008-06-21 00:00:18

Damien Hirst has taken the unusual decision to put dozens of new artworks under the hammer. Beautiful Inside My Head Forever will feature pieces created by the 43-year-old Leeds-born artist over the past two years. The highlight will be The Golden Calf, a bull in formaldehyde whose head is crowned by a solid gold disc and whose hooves and horns are cast in 18-carat solid gold. The work, encased in a gold-plated stainless steel and glass box, is expected to fetch up to Pounds 12m, less...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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