I Guess Everyone’s Gotta Be Known For Something

Carol Vogel has a story about Damien Hirst’s restoration replacement of the shark [yes, that shark]:

Such is his reputation that when a seven-foot shark washed up on a beach in July, and the Natural History Museum in London needed a place to store it until its staff was ready to preserve it, the first call it made was to Mr. Hirst.
“They asked if I had any room in my freezer,’’ he said with satisfaction. He was happy to oblige.

Swimming With Famous Dead Sharks [nyt]