Posted by Becky
This week a major exhibition of Damien Hirst’s work opens at the Tate Modern in London. This is the first major exhibition of Damien Hirst’s work to display in the UK and is expected to attract thousands of visitors into the Capital. One of the Young British Artists to emerge in the 1990s Damien Hirst is now one of Britain’s richest artists being valued at over £200 million in 2010.
The artist has caused much controversy with his pieces, with many focusing on the theme of death. His famed work The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living featuring a shark suspended in formaldehyde sold for an amazing £50,000 and became an iconic piece of 1990s art. Those planning a London break to visit the exhibition at the Tate Modern will be able to see the sculpture alongside the two-part installation In and Out of Love, not shown in its entirety since its creation in 1991 and a range of paintings made throughout his career using butterflies.
The Damien Hirst exhibition runs from the 4th April to the 9th September 2012 and admission costs £15.50.
Staying at one of our London hotels you can enjoy a walk along the River Thames to the Tate Britain which features two extraordinary exhibitions. Running until the 15th July Picasso & Modern British Art explores Picassos influence on the British art world. Displaying over 150 spectacular artworks, with over 60 Picassos including his famed Weeping Woman painting the exhibition is a must for art lovers.
The exhibition offers the unique opportunity to see Picassos work alongside those artists he influenced including work by the acclaimed Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, and David Hockney.
The Tate Britain is also currently displaying an exhibition entitled Migrations, exploring British art through the theme of migration from 1500 to the present day. This exhibition runs at the Tate Britain until August.
With a Tate gallery in both St Ives and Liverpool there is plenty of art to discover across the country. Those planning a Liverpool break can see the work of Turner Prize winner Martin Creed or from June the Turner Monet Twombly exhibition will reside at the Liverpool Tate – the only chance to see this exhibition that brings together the work of the three great artists in the UK.
Will you be going to any art exhibition this year? Which is your favourite Art Gallery?