Damien Hirst Tate Modern exhibition opens tonight
Damien Hirst exhibition tickets may still be available for a showcase of his work at the Tate Modern, which opens tonight (April 4th).
The artist has been known in the art world for over two decades, first coming to the attention of the world with his 1988 creation Freeze, which he displayed in a disused warehouse.
Death is a repeated motif in his work and some of his most famous pieces on this theme are included in the showcase, which will continue until September 9th.
These include Pharmacy 1992, Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living 1991, A Thousand Years from 1990 and his two-part installation In and Out of Love, which has not been seen since 1991.
One piece fans may hope to see at the Damien Hirst Tate Modern show is With Dead Head - a photograph of the artist as a 16-year-old grinning next to a severed head set upon a table in a morgue.
He once explained to the Guardian that the large smile on his face in the picture is not representative of how he felt at the time it was taken.
"I'm absolutely terrified. I'm grinning, but I'm expecting the eyes to open and for it to go: 'Grrrrraaaaagh!'," the artist said.
Posted by Claire Charpentier