NYC///DAMIEN HIRST CELEBRATES SHARK WEEK…

October 19, 2007  |  Uncategorized

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"Feeding times are 9am & 3pm, please keep hands away from the tank"...

It seems like half of the art world's vaguely interesting headlines begin with the words DAMIEN HIRST these days, and once again NYC is buzzing about the UK's Warhol now that his most iconic work of art has landed at the city's most established institution, the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. One of the most easily recognized icons of modern art and the most important work to come out of the YBA ("Young British Artists") school of thought Hirst so aptly led, the legendary work with an equally daunting title, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" is officially in residence on the museum's second floor for an incredible three year stretch.  Dramatically situated next to a bank of windows with natural light constantly streaming through the massive tank, one can only imagine the looks on the faces of the thousands of field tripping schoolchildren who will make the trek to gape at the coolest piece of "conceptual art" they ever saw...

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Did we mention that Hirst's exhibit is also doubling as the museum's security system?...

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