The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art contains a collection of seminal Hirst works, including the iconic Natural History work ‘Mother and Child (Divided)’.

‘Mother and Child (Divided)’ (1993). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

The Astrup Fearley museum has a number of Hirst works on displays from within its collection. This selection includes iconic pieces such as ‘Mother and Child (Divided)’ (1993), originally exhibited by Hirst at the '93 Venice Biennale and subsequently included in the 1995 Turner Prize exhibition, following Hirst's acceptance of the award. Also on display is another major ‘Natural History’ work, ‘God Alone Knows’ (2007) – Hirst’s reimagining of the crucifixion scene in which the three figures are represented by flayed sheep carcasses. The varied collection also includes: a butterfly monochrome, fly painting, ‘Kaleidoscope’, a work from the ‘Biopsy’ series and a spot painting.