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London

Tate Modern

Exhibition Detail
DAMIEN HIRST
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom


April 4th, 2012 - September 9th, 2012
Opening: 
April 4th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Lullaby, the Seasons  (detail)   , Damien HirstDamien Hirst, Lullaby, the Seasons (detail) ,
2002, Glass, stainless steel, steel, aluminium, nickel, bismuth and cast resin, coloured plaster and painted pills with dry transfers
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved. DACS 2012. Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living  , Damien HirstDamien Hirst,
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living ,
1991
© Damien Hirst
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Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated Freeze, an exhibition in a disused warehouse which showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show, Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. This will be the first substantial survey of his work in a British institution and will bring together key works from over twenty years. The exhibition will include iconic sculptures from his Natural History series, including The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living 1991, in which he suspended a shark in formaldehyde. Also included will be vitrines such as A Thousand Years from 1990, medicine cabinets, pill cabinets and instrument cabinets in addition to seminal paintings made throughout his career using butterflies and flies as well as spots and spins. The two-part installation In and Out of Love, not shown in its entirety since its creation in 1991 and Pharmacy 1992 will be among the highlights of the exhibition.


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