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Damien Hirst — Treasures From The Wreck of the Unbelievable

$100.00$100.00
OC10662
322pp
320 x 260 mm (12 x 10 inches)
Hardback with gold foil title
Over 200 colour images including installation shots
Foreword by Francois Pinault
Introduction by Martin Bethenod
Essays by Elena Geuna, Simon Schama, Henri Loyrette and Franck Goddio
Designed by Jason Beard
Published by Other Criteria & Marsilio
ISBN: 978-1-906967-80-2

This fully illustrated catalogue accompanies Damien Hirst’s most ambitious project to date, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’. The exhibition of 189 works is now on display in Venice, across the two expansive museum spaces of the Pinault Collection: Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi. Exceptional in scale and scope, this complex project has been almost ten years in the making and tells the story of an ancient shipwreck and its recent discovery. The catalogue features 200 colour plates, installation images and a comprehensive, illustrated list of works with texts on selected pieces. Also included is an essay by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, who discovered the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion off the Egyptian shore in 2000. In addition are contributions from historian Simon Schama and curator Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre, as well as the exhibition’s curator, Elena Geuna. There is also a foreword by Francois Pinault and introduction by Martin Bethenod. 

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965. He first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated ‘Freeze’, an exhibition of his own work and that of his contemporaries at Goldsmiths college, staged in a disused London warehouse. Since this time Hirst has become widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation.

Through a varied practise of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing Hirst has sought to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. Alongside over 80 solo exhibitions he has worked on numerous curatorial projects. In 2008, Hirst took the unprecedented step of bypassing gallery involvement in selling 244 new works at a Sotheby’s, London auction entitled ‘Beautiful Inside My Head Forever’.

Hirst was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 and his contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades has been acknowledged in a major solo retrospective exhibited at Tate Modern, London. He lives in Devon and has studios in Gloucester and London.

Text © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd., All rights reserved, 2012

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