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Anatomy of an Angel by Damien Hirst

June 17, 2015 by Mary

Ekebergparken – a public sculpture and cultural heritage park in Oslo, recently acquired ‘Anatomy of an Angel’ (2008), the first ever Carrara marble sculpture produced by Damien Hirst.

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Anatomy of an Angel (2008) by Damien Hirst
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

Inaugurated in 2013, the 64-acre sculpture park offers a stunning view of Oslo's magnificient harbor, the sleek opera house, the Nobel Peace Prize building, and the Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley Museum. Ekebergparken is a historic site that combines modern art with remains from the Stone, Bronze, and Viking ages. The 31 sculptures are of high quality and are representative of European art history of the last 130 years. The combination of Ekeberg's long history, the beautiful nature and the splendid sculptures offers visitors a triple experience.

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Anatomy of an Angel in Ekebergparken

‘Anatomy of an Angel’ is based on Alfred Boucher’s sculpture ‘L'Hirondelle’ (1920). In Hirst’s version, cross-sections of her body show the anatomical structure beneath the skin, revealing she is human after all. The sculpture plays on dualities: life and death, humour and solemnity, beauty and decay, good and bad.

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Anatomy of an Angel by Damien Hirst
Limited edition published by Other Criteria

Other Criteria with Damien Hirst published a limited edition that reflects in miniature his original, classically posed sculpture of the same name. Cast in either  black or white resin, each in a limited edition, the signature, title and edition number are etched into the resin by the artist.

Discover ‘Anatomy of an Angel’ limited edition here.