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Less cuddly, more creepy: The Human Factor at the Hayward Gallery

<p class="p1">Don't be fooled by the bear on the poster – this survey of modern figurative sculpture features rotting corpses, animal guts and live bees</p>

Jeff Koons’s ‘Bear and Policeman’ has been used to advertise the Hayward Gallery’s latest show The Human Factor (until 7 September). But don’t be fooled; this exploration of the human figure is neither cute nor cuddly. It includes photos of rotting corpses, mannequins made from animal guts and live bees.

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Lara Prendergast
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Lara Prendergast
Lara Prendergast is executive editor of The Spectator. She hosts two Spectator podcasts, The Edition and Table Talk, and edits The Spectator’s food and drink coverage.

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