Stripteaser, 1996

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Data

Stripteaser
1996
1956 x 3759 x 508 mm | 77 x 148 x 20 in
Glass, stainless steel, steel, nickel, brass, rubber, human skeletons, medical and surgical equipment
Image: Photographed by Mike Parsons © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition - 2000
Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York, United States

Context

“I love the idea of solidity. But to actually find solidity in my body means that I will be a skeleton.”[1]

‘Stripteaser’ combines an array of meticulously placed medical apparatus with a pair of skeletons. The work was originally installed in the Soho restaurant Quo Vadis in London. ‘Stripteaser’ was subsequently exhibited at Hirst’s major solo exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New York, ‘Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings’ (2000).



[1] Damien Hirst cited in ‘The Hay Smells Different to the Lovers than to the Horses’, Gordon Burn, ‘Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings’ (Other Criteria/Gagosian Gallery, 2000), 20