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Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, (2017) at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.

Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, (2017) at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.

Sphinx (detail), 2017 by Damien Hirst

Sphinx (detail), 2017 by Damien Hirst

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable - Damien Hirst

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable - Damien Hirst

Damien hirst exhibition venice art tip customs palazzo grassi 15

Damien hirst exhibition venice art tip customs palazzo grassi 15

Damien Hirst unveils 189 new pieces in ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’

Damien Hirst unveils 189 new pieces in ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’

Skull of a Cyclops and Skull of a Cyclops Examined by a Diver. Display of two enormous skulls of Polyphemus, the one-eyed cyclops that tries to eat the heroes of Homer’s Odyssey. These are marble models of mammoth skulls: archaeologists believe, says a display label, that the hole for the mammoth’s tusks may have inspired the myth of a race of one-eyed giants...

Skull of a Cyclops and Skull of a Cyclops Examined by a Diver. Display of two enormous skulls of Polyphemus, the one-eyed cyclops that tries to eat the heroes of Homer’s Odyssey. These are marble models of mammoth skulls: archaeologists believe, says a display label, that the hole for the mammoth’s tusks may have inspired the myth of a race of one-eyed giants...

Venice Is a Stage for Damien Hirst’s ‘Treasures’ (and a Biennale, Too) - The New York Times

Venice Is a Stage for Damien Hirst’s ‘Treasures’ (and a Biennale, Too) - The New York Times

Damien Hirst exhibition, Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Damien Hirst exhibition, Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Almost ten years in the making, Damien Hirst’s “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” is an extravagant project of great ambition and unbridled audacity. It is also a project of grand scale, taking up over 5,000 square meters in two grand Venetian venues, which are part of the Pinault Collection, namely the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

Almost ten years in the making, Damien Hirst’s “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” is an extravagant project of great ambition and unbridled audacity. It is also a project of grand scale, taking up over 5,000 square meters in two grand Venetian venues, which are part of the Pinault Collection, namely the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

Image from Damien Hirst's “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbeliebavable.” Photo Christoph Gerigk, ©Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.

Image from Damien Hirst's “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbeliebavable.” Photo Christoph Gerigk, ©Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.