08/08/2012

TATE Review: Damien Hirst's First Retrospective Exhibition


The TATE Modern is holding Damien Hirst's first retrospective exhibition; it opened on the 4th of April this year and is due to close on the 9th of September.

Damien was born in Bristol in 1965, grew up in Leeds, and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1989. He had the great fortune to gain public interest when he held and curated his first exhibition entitled 'Freeze' whilst still studying at Goldsmiths, to exhibit his own and his friends art work. The exhibition at the TATE offers the chance to see some of his earliest and most famous (and controversial) works.



LIQUORICE's personal favourite piece is 'Judgement Day' (2009) which extends Damien's earlier study in precious materials and is not dissimilar in format to the colourful replica pills in cabinets in 'Lullaby, the Seasons' (2002).

Entry is £14 (free for TATE members). More information and tickets at www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/damien-hirst.
Photograph by Fran Wright at www.facebook.com/artbyfran.

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