Damien Hirst

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012

Following the Gagosian’s exhibition on Damien Hirst, Tate Modern have organized the first substantial survey of Hirst’s work in a British institution. The exhibition will bring together key works spanning the last twenty years of his career. Hirst first came to the art world’s 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. Since that key show, Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. The exhibition includes The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), in which he suspended a shark in formaldehyde. Also included will be medicine cabinets, pill cabinets and instrument cabinets in addition to paintings made throughout his career using butterflies, spots and spins. The exhibition starts on the 4th April and will run until the 9th September 2012.