January 26, 2011

Damien Hirst “Forgotten Promises”

1:16 pm in art,art events dustin hostetler

I’d like to think I’ve always been somewhat indifferent to Damien Hirst. I like that he makes mass produced, somewhat affordable artifacts for the world, and I hate that he prices some of his work so high that he’s the only one that can afford to buy it. That said & claims of plagiarism aside, Damien Hirst is an incredible showman.

His new show in Hong Kong is no exception, and really speaks to me. I love the starkness of the display, almost like a science exhibit. His repetition of themes is constantly evolving, and the new baby skull covered in diamonds, plus the addition of the fetal skeleton with angel wings is awesome.

I’m no art historian, and I don’t know shit about the gallery world but if I was rich, I’d buy a Hirst original.

(via arrested motion)

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