Damien Hirst is one of the most controversial contemporary artists; some love him, some hate him, but his commercial success is indisputable. Now the Tate Modern in London presents the first major retrospective of Hirst's work in the UK.
The exhibition spans two decades. On display are unseen early works as well as later works such as the famous shark in formaldehyde and the notorious diamond skull. Among the highlights is the piece "In and Out of Love" (1991), consisting of a room full of live butterflies.
Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, UK. He lives and works in London and Devon. The show at Tate Modern runs until Sept.9, 2012.
Damien Hirst. Retrospective at Tate Modern, London / UK. Press View, April 2, 2012.
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