As you may recall, Damien Hirst's 10-years-in-the-making “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable" project finally debuted in Venice last month. To complement the exhibition, the Turner Prize winner has now unveiled a new book which shines a light on the exhaustive behind-the-scenes work required to pull off the feat.

Billed in some quarters as a "titanic return to form," the showcase comprises 189 pieces across 54,000 sq ft and is rumored to be one of the most expensive shows ever put on by a contemporary artist. Centered around a fictional narrative where Hirst has discovered the wreck of an ancient vessel in the seabed off East Africa that went down with a bounty of treasures, the fantasy is furthered by extensive video footage of said riches being rescued.

The book is an account of both the above and the underwater operation that was put in place to accomplish the extraordinary feat. Images of the "recovery" were shot by famed underwater snapper Christoph Gerigk.

Limited to just 1000 copies, each has been signed and numbered by the artist. You can purchase it by clicking the button below.

Now, check out Banksy's massive European Union flag in Dover, England.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.