At the Gagosian Gallery in London there is an exhibition by the once “Young British Artist”, now middle-aged art mogul, Damien Hirst. He is showing a variety of works from different periods of his career.
Here’s part of the Press Release from the Gagosian Gallery..
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Damien Hirst. Included in the exhibition is the seminal vitrine, A Thousand Years (1990), and four triptychs: paintings, medicine cabinets and a new formaldehyde work entitled The Tranquility of Solitude (For George Dyer), influenced by Francis Bacon.
There’s also a good article over at the Guardian about Hirst and his exhibition..
You can only go down
“..despite his army, his stately home in Gloucestershire, his land in Mexico, his properties in Lambeth and Devon, his art’s seemingly unassailable market value and his sheer celebrity, he does not feel safe. There’s Hirst’s old friend, fear of death, to contend with. And then there is all that money – burdensome, bringer of both responsibility and distraction, horribly fragile. “The whole thing could fall apart with a war,” he says. “I always think it can be taken away from you at any moment. People talk about safe investments, but Lloyd’s Bank could collapse. Banks have collapsed in our lifetime.” Guardian