The YBA artist’s underwater show bears an uncanny resemblance to Jason deCaires Taylor’s work. Love it or hate it, Damien Hirst’s vast “Treasures From the Wreck of The Unbelievable” show was one of the major attractions around the 2017 Venice Biennale, stuffed to the gills with barnacle-covered statues and (staged) documentation depicting their rescue from the ocean floor.
You can probably count the island nation of Grenada in the “hate it” camp. Just a few minutes away from one of Hirst’s two venues, the Punta Della Dogana, you’ll find the Grenada Pavilion‘s group presentation, “The Bridge.” Wandering into that show, you really do feel you’ve entered an unauthorized annex of Hirst’s “Unbelievable” show for a second…read more
Image | courtesy Jason deCaires Taylor | Jason deCaires Taylor with Damien Hirst’s The Collector, a self-portrait of Hirst.