16 September 2008
Pimping the shark
Damien Hirst sells The Kingdom for £9.6m. Peter Conrad thinks this is cool. Eat your art out, Piero Manzoni.
(Meanwhile, a call for a clampdown on finning. See too Sharks short shock.)
P.S. 18 Sep: Clive Crook gets it.
P.S. 20 Oct: this.
Shark fins, probably heading for East Asian stomachs. About 100 million sharks are slaughtered every year. About thirty million of those are finned for soups etc. Photo: Oceana.