Final week of 'Relics', Hirst's largest ever retrospective

'Relics' is on display at ALRIWAQ Exhibition Space in Qatar, Doha until January 22nd. The show includes both iconic and previously unseen artworks, and spans 27 years of the artist's career.

'Relics' is the first time Hirst's two diamond skulls, 'For the Love of God' (2007) and 'For Heaven's Sake' (2008) have been shown together.

Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

14 January 2014

There is only one week remaining to see 'Relics'. The exhibition includes pieces from a cross-section of Hirst’s most important series including the spot paintings and the Natural History series of animals preserved in formaldehyde. Also on display is one of the most iconic and widely recognised artworks to have emerged in the past decade; the diamond encrusted skull, ‘For the Love of God’ (2007) on display for the first time with Hirst's second diamond skull 'For Heaven's Sake' (2008). The exhibition follows in the footsteps of Hirst’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012, which became the most visited solo exhibition in the gallery’s history.

Curated by the internationally renowned writer, critic and curator, Francesco Bonami, ‘Relics’ is part of a series of cultural initiatives organised by QMA in order to foster discussions and cultural exchange between the UK and Qatar. It forms part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture which celebrates and showcases the deep-rooted bilateral relations between Qatar and the UK.

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