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Anorak | Damien Hirst retrospective show at the Tate Modern – Photos

Damien Hirst retrospective show at the Tate Modern – Photos

by | 3rd, April 2012

DAMIEN Hirst has a new retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern. In the gift shop, you can buy a replica plastic skull for £36,800 each. You can make your own Hirst, of course. Young Master Anorak dissected a fish finger and then having painted it a silvery black with crayon and felt tip, spat on it and pushed it inside a matchbox. Yours for £3.65m, or £4.67m if gilded. It’s easy to mock Hirst, which is part of the seduction of his stuff. You like it, don’t you. It’s well-made and crappy, and trite and silly, and just there, inviting you to look and find sense in some things a man made to be looked at. So. Who wants to buy a painted plastic skull. Brain not included – yours neither…

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Artist Damien Hirst pictured in front of his work The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a shark preserved in formaldehyde, at his retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern Gallery in London.



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