Cock and Bull Damien Hirst

Internationally renowned British artist Damien Hirst has created an art piece for a London restaurant in which a whole Hereford cow and cockerel are preserved in formaldehyde in a steel and glass tank, smack dab in the middle of the dining room.

Called “Cock and Bull,” the showpiece towers four meters above diners at Tramshed which –  surprise — serves only steak and whole roasted chicken.

Like a giant aquarium mounted on a TV stand, the art installation is an extension of Hirst’s Natural History, a collection of preserved animals he’s been creating since 1991 — arguably his most famous series.

Hirst also created a painting for the restaurant opening entitled “Beef and Chicken” which hangs on the mezzanine level and depicts the 1990s cartoon characters “Cow and Chicken.”

The classically British menu by chef and restaurateur Mark Hix, meanwhile, is conducive to family-style dining with whole roasted, free-range chickens or marbled sirloin steaks, both served with fries.

Cock and Bull