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Elena Geuna and Mario Codognato discuss Damien Hirst's Murderme collection
15 April 2013
The 2012 exhibition 'Freedom Not Genius' at the Pinacoteca Agnelli was the first display of works from the Murderme collection since ‘In the darkest hour there may be light’ was presented at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 2006.
Taking Picasso’s ‘Nature morte au crâne et au pot’ (1943) as its starting point, the exhibition included the work of some of the twentieth century's most significant artists including Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Bruce Nauman, alongside contemporaries of Hirst such as Tracy Emin and Sarah Lucas.
Elena Geuna is an independent curator, author, and art advisor who interviewed Damien Hirst on the occasion of the exhibition. Mario Codognato is a writer, and curator at Blain|Southern, both of their work on Hirst's collection are available in the Freedom Not Genius catalogue (Other Criteria/Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, 2012).
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