Hirst sculpture installed as part of east London art walk

'Sensation' (2003), a large painted bronze, is on display at Cody Dock as part of 'The Line', London's first dedicated contemporary art walk.

'Sensation' (2003)

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26 May 2015

Hirst's painted bronze sculpture 'Sensation' (2003) is installed at Cody Dock as part of 'The Line', a new open-air sculpture walk in East London, between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and the O2 Arena in Greenwich.

'Sensation' is based on an anatomical model of a 2-3 mm section of human skin. It was first shown in the exhibition In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (2004) at Tate Britain, a three-person show of works by Hirst, Angus Fairhurst and Sarah Lucas. Similarly to Hirst's monumental bronze, 'Hymn' (1999-2005), a 20 foot anatomical model of a male head and torso based on a child's toy, 'Sensation' investigates the complex relationship between scientific fact and the often mysterious realities of life.

The three mile route also features work by: Martin Creed, Antony Gormley, Gary Hume, Eduardo Paolozzi, Tom Price and Richard Wilson.