Today The London Evening Standard unveil an exclusive cover featuring Damien Hirst artwork

Hirst’s cover marks the opening of London 2012 Festival and coincides with his major retrospective at Tate Modern.

21 June 2012

To mark the opening of twelve weeks of arts events in the capital, The London Evening Standard are featuring an image of ‘Seer’ (2007) on today’s newspaper cover. Part of Hirst’s iconic series of ‘Kaleidoscope’ paintings, the work is made up of the intricate placing of butterfly wings in geometric patterns into household gloss paint.

In addition to the cover artwork, The London Evening Standard is running a nine-page special on The London 2012 Festival in the Arts section. The festival will incorporate over 12,000 events and performances across the UK in celebration of the Olympics.

To find out more about Tate Modern’s ‘Damien Hirst’ retrospective, which includes one of the artist’s largest ‘Kaleidoscope’ works ‘I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds’ (2006), please click here.