Sparrow Crane Hire craned Verity into position

Sparrow Crane Hire hoisted into position ‘Verity’ a stainless steel & bronze statue created by Damien Hirst in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Sparrow Crane Hire hoisted into position Verity is a 2012 stainless steel and bronze statue created by Damien Hirst. The 20.25-metre (66.4 ft) tall sculpture stands on the pier at the entrance to the harbour in Ilfracombe, Devon, looking out over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales.

The sculpture was cast in stainless steel and bronze in 40 separate sections by the Pangolin Editions foundry in Stroud. Before being cleared for erection the statue was subjected to tests in a wind tunnel to ensure that it could cope with high winds and spray from the sea.

Hirst, who lives in Combe Martin, Devon, has loaned the statue to the town for 20 years starting from its erection on 16 October 2012.

Scroll down and you will see the video from the Daily Mail article by Anthony Bond showing 'Verity' being craned into position.

ITV News filmed the lift also and the video can be watched here.

Verity being hoisted also made DevonLive news too!


Sparrow Crane Hire has hoisted the base of Verity into position Credit: ITV Westcountry

This photo of Verity Statue is courtesy of Tripadvisor