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Artist Installs Dead Animals in London Restaurant
British artist, Damien Hirst, designed a glass tank with two dead animals for Tramshed Restaurant in London. Artistically appetizing, right? The translucent installation is a part of his Natural History series in which dead animals are preserved in formaldehyde, according to an article on hypebeast.com. In the restaurant’s case, Cock and Bull is situated mid-air as the focal point, which is kind of cool considering the dining place primarily focuses on steak and chicken items.
Aside from his recent accolades and work in Tramshed, Hirst scored his big break in 1988 when he curated the student exhibition Freeze, bringing together the group – Young British Artists. They later became renowned contemporary artists in the 1990’s, making Hirst the most popular. In 1995, he won the Turner Prize – named after painter J. M. W. Turner. The prize is distributed annually and presented to a British artist under 50-years-old for his or her work, according to L&M Arts.
Hirst’s work examines human experiences such as life, death, love, loyalty and betrayal through an assortment of platforms including paintings, sculptures, glass tank installations and drawings. He lives in Devon and London, United Kingdom with his wife and three children.
To learn more about Damien Hirst and his work, please visit www.damienhirst.com
by Genevia Sawyer