After having what can now only be assumed as a very busy hiatus, English artist, Damien Hirst, is back to present his new exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” in Venice, the capital of Italy’s northern Veneto district.
Although his name might have lost some of the weight garnered after “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” saw the suspending of a tiger shark in a vat of formaldehyde, Hirst’s latest project plans to exhibit an impressive 189 new pieces. The show will occupy an unprecedented space in the city’s Palazzo Grassi, as well as the Punta della Dogana which runs along the Grand Canal.
Despite exact costs being unknown, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” is rumored to be one of the most expensive shows ever put on by a contemporary artist. In other news, Daniel Arsham’s ‘Future Relic 07’ will feature a Sony Walkman II – check it out here.