Superstar UK artist Damien Hirst has announced this week that he will be opening his own art gallery. The gallery will be located in South London and will showcase a selection of his personal art collection, which comprises more than 2000 works, including pieces by Banksy, Koons and other renowned contemporary artists.
“Designed by New Art Gallery Walsall architect Caruso St John for Hirst’s company Science Ltd, the gallery will be housed inside a long terrace of listed buildings, formerly used as theatre carpentry and scenery production workshops, and will be flanked by new buildings.
The ground and upper floors of the listed buildings will be linked to allow the space to be used for both small and large exhibitions and the plans include office rooms for Hirst himself and a restaurant.”
The gallery will be located on Newport St in Vauxhall. (Via HUH/The Observer)