treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable


In a Nutshell:

Damien Hurst’s latest and most extravagant installation to date, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’.  The installation features hundreds of precious objects, spanning two museums in Venice, with a 18+ meter tall center piece ‘Demon with Bowl’. It is said to be the most expensive art show ever held by a contemporary artist.

 Blurring the line between fact and fiction, the installation tells the story of a legendary shipwreck 2,000 years ago and now raised from the Indian Ocean at Hirst’s personal expense. “It’s all about what you want to believe”.

Photography by

Andrea Merola/AP

Awakening/ Getty Images Europe

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