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Damien Hirst: "Treasures from the wreck "Incredible""

Exhibition April 9 − December 3, 2017
In Venice opened the highly anticipated exhibition "Treasures from the wreck "Incredible"" renowned British artist Damien Hirst. The exposition is located in both the palaces of the Foundation for contemporary art of françois Pinault in Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. This is the first time in history, when both the centre gave space to one artist.

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The exhibition is presented as multi-layered maze of treasure from a ship that sank 2,000 years ago and discovered only in 2008 (coincidentally, the year previous peak career Hirst). Fantasy Hirst has created many sculptures, historical objects, photographs and footage "discovery" and "rescue" precious cargo.

According to legend, the ship sank off the coast of East Africa. On Board were a vast collection of works of art owned by a freed slave named Seth Anotan II. The collection included artefacts from all known at the time of civilizations and headed to Museum island where you had to be exposed. The ship sank, and all its values rested serenely in the depths of the sea to 2008. Now these treasures appeared before the audience.

According to the newspaper "new York times," large dealers such as the Gagosian gallery or "White cube" — I already did part of the work on prices ranging from 500 thousand to 5 million dollars per instance. However, as most of the facts in the exhibition, this information is hidden in a veil of mystery.

Andillustratie: © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.