Exhibitions: Damien Hirst

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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

16 September 2015 –
15 November 2015

Solo Exhibition

Hirst's diamond skull is exhibited for the first time in Scandinavia, alongside a presentation of the artist's works from the Astrup Fearnley Museum's permanent collection.

'For the Love of God' (2007)

Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015

The Astrup Fearnley Museet's entire collection of Damien Hirst works are brought together for the first time, alongside the artist's iconic diamond skull, ‘For the Love of God’ (2007). A platinum cast of a human skull set with 8,601 VVS to flawless pavé-set diamonds diamonds, the sculpture has previously been exhibited at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008) and Tate Modern, London (2012) amongst others, but has never before been shown in Scandinavia.

Astrup Fearnley's Damien Hirst collection features pieces from a broad range of series and includes some of the most significant pieces to have emerged from Hirst’s extraordinary career, including the bisected cow and calf, ‘Mother and Child (Divided)’ (1993). Also on display are works from the spot and spin painting series, a 'Kaleidoscope' painting and the vast formaldehyde sculpture 'God Alone Knows' (2007).

The Making of ‘For the Love of God’ (2007)

'For the Love of God' (2007)
Platinum, diamonds and human teeth
6.7 x 5 x 7.5 in (171 x 127 x 190 mm)

© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015.

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