Damien Hirst, an exhibition at Tate Modern

In the May 24 issue, Julian Bell writes, “One reason to visit the Damien Hirst retrospective at London’s Tate Modern is to meet the drunken butterflies. They are in a two-room installation entitled In and Out of Love. In its first room you see a few dead butterflies randomly stuck onto a group of big canvases that have been gloss-painted yellow, purple, pink, and so on, like a jumble of xylophone keys. Then you pass through PVC curtains into a bright and humid gallery where dozens of live specimens, of tropical origin, woozily waft through the air. Their dark silhouettes, passing you by, flash iridescent blues, vermilions, and lime-greens.”

The Tate Modern is open Sunday-Thursday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM. Tickets, £14, are available at http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/damien-hirst

Category: Exhibition
Tate Modern
London, England