End of a Century, According to Damien Hirst

End of a Century, According to Damien Hirst
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A display case of disposable medical objects, sharks floating in formaldehyde, a six-metre-long anatomical model and even the collages he created in school. Damien Hirst’s entire career, from the Eighties, during his time as a student, up to his becoming one of Great Britain’s most important contemporary artists a decade later, all to be seen in over 50 works on display at the Newport Street Gallery in End of a Century. “Art is about life and it can’t really be anything else,” said Hirst with absolute conviction. And the works in this exhibition, rarely on display all together, reinforce this idea and other themes dear to the artist from Bristol. During his career, the head of the group known as YBAs reflected on the complex relationship between beauty, science, religion, life and death. The itinerary of this first monographic exhibition in the spaces of his gallery, lined with installations, sculptures and paintings, show some of the most iconic series by Hirst, from Natural History to Spot Paintings, from Spin Paintings to Medicine Cabinets.
Samantha De Martin - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London