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A Look at Damien Hirst and the Lever House

by Mark Salinas
Truly the Lever House’s glass-walled lobby should be considered permanent home to Aby Rosen’s newly commissioned sensory masterpiece by artist Damien Hirst. To enter this architecture is to submerge one’s self within a tank of gripping conceptual associations that question one’s own identity as viewer or subject, devil or god, genius or dunce. Formaldehyde- filled horizontal tanks with headless lambs are arranged in classroom-like order facing a massive vertical tank serving as scholastic alter in tribute to art world masters Bacon and Magritte. A white dove suspended in flight within its ow... [more]
Posted by Mark Salinas on 1/13/08