Damien Hirst

Tetrachloroauric acid, 2008

Household gloss and enamel paint on canvas
175.3 × 271.8 cm

An alternative reading, however, could be that Hirst is asserting that the much-touted great divide between traditional culture, a culture of depth and foundations, and post-modern culture, a culture of surfaces – cultivated superficialities of the image – is no divide at all.

“I don’t want to tell anybody what to think, I just want to make you think, and make you think along with me. There are no answers, only questions, and hopefully the questions will help guide you through the darkness”. – Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst. Tate Modern, London: 4 Apr – 9 Sep 2012
Damien Hirst. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia. 31 March — 01 June 2017

Damien Hirst. Tate Modern, London, 2012.

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