Damien Hirst : Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable
'Beautiful and monstrous... Hirst's spectacular mix of storytelling, invention and humour is art for a post-truth world' - The Guardian
The fully illustrated catalogue accompanying Damien Hirst’s project, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: the 2017 exhibition of 189 works in Venice.
Exceptional in scale and scope, this complex project has been almost ten years in the making and tells the story of an ancient shipwreck and its recent discovery. The catalogue features 200 colour plates, installation images and a comprehensive, illustrated list of works with texts on selected pieces. Also included is an essay by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, who discovered the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion off the Egyptian shore in 2000. In addition are contributions from historian Simon Schama and curator Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre, as well as the exhibition’s curator, Elena Geuna.
- Author: Damien Hirst
- Hardcover: 322 pages | 200 colour illustrations
- Date published: June 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1906967802
- Product Dimensions: 32.9 x 27.2 cm