‘Love Lost’ and ‘Lost Love’, were made as a pair for the exhibition ‘Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings’, at Gagosian Gallery, New York (2000).
The submerged gynaecologist’s office in ‘Love Lost’ houses shoals of African river fish whilst ‘Lost Love’, by way of contrast, holds large black carp. While the works deal with surrealism, they also contain a “hugely sexual element”, which Hirst describes as: “Pretty direct. There’s something really simple [about them]. If you’ve got a gynaecologist’s office under water with fish swimming about, then there’s something fishy going on.”
 Damien Hirst and Gordon Burn, ‘On the Way to Work’ (Faber and Faber, 2001), 145