Some of my favorite roadside attractions consist of everyday objects exploded to surreal proportions. This is why I took notice of artist Damien Hirst's Hymn, which, although it was created in 1996, seems to be making the blog rounds as of late.
It's a 20-foot, 6-ton, bronze replica of the classic Young Scientist Anatomy Set, a.k.a. "Anatomy Man." It sold for £1 million (a little over $1.57 million).
In 2000, Hirst was sued for copyright infringement by the toy's manufacturer, who sells 10,000 of the models each year. They settled for "goodwill payments" to two children's charities.
Three other copies of Hymn were reportedly created, but I'm having trouble locating where any of them are currently on display. Anyone know?