Damien Hirst’s End of An Era opened at Gagosian Gallery (980 Madison Ave, New York, New York) on January 30 and runs through March 6, 2010. The exhibition includes a series of new paintings and sculpture. The name is taken from a keynote sculpture, a Calf’s head suspended in formaldehyde, which plays against Hirst’s own The Golden Calf (2008).
Typically, exhibition opening party shots are avoided here (and, I’m not particularly fond of the articulation of Hirst’s work, though at times can stand behind the ideas). However, the sketches drawn by Richard Haines (The Unknown Hipster) are worthy of mention. His view of the scene can be read here, and more images are found after the jump. Thanks to my brothers at Highsnobiety for the heads up.