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Damien Hirst: Natural History

An exhibition that summarizes Hirst's most famous works, capable of unsettling the spectator even after almost 30 years.

When I speak of Damien Hirst to someone who does not know him, the first approximation I can formulate is “that one with the shark in formalin”. Reducing the career of one of the greatest living British artists to that is probably ungenerous, but the approximation often works. The shark immobilized inside the chemical bath has become an iconic image of contemporary art. I have always found the image in question to be extremely powerful.