Damien Hirst Unveils Two Strange, Mythical Sculptures


If you’re interested in seeing some actual Damien Hirst sculptures, you’re in luck. Two new Hirst works will be shown for The Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England starting September 16 and running until October 30. The more shocking of the two is called Legend; it’s a winged horse that has been partly surgically flayed, exposing muscle and bone. The other is a unicorn called Myth, which has skin removed from its legs.

What was the point? Hirst said that the pieces were a continuation of his interest in the relationship between science and religion. “In a way science brings religion down to earth and to cut open mythical creatures and expose them as no different to mortal horses is somehow still magical. It’s kind of like exploding a myth to make it real.”


A total of 26 sculptures by 20 leading artists like Ren Magritte, Marc Quinn, Takashi Murakami, and Ji Yong-Ho, will be on display. All are available for sale to collectors through Sotheby’s.

Check out some preview photos over at BBC.

via [Guardian]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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