Since Monday is Easter Monday, we braved the outside on a Sunday evening and took the opportunity to visit the Tate Modern to see the Damien Hirst exhibition while it was relatively quiet. It was really really nice to pop out together for drinks and art on a Sunday night.
It would be pointless to start another discussion on whether Damien Hirst is an idiot or a genius, who knows, maybe he’s both. Regardless of whether ethical or not, the skill and science behind many of the works on display is unquestionably incredible. In fact the only thing that shocked us both was In And Out Of Love where live butterflies, hatched from canvases in a humid room, fly among canvases, plants and fruits. The reason it was shocking is because you enter through a room with brightly coloured canvases with dead butterflies stuck into their surfaces. It is literally only now (as I write this) that I realise the live butterflies are totally free to live out their entire natural life cycle and aren’t being stuck to the canvas in front of our eyes as I had thought at the time which we had both found quite upsetting. Tricked again by Damien Hirst…
I used only my iPhone this evening but I was quite pleased with the pictures anyway, so thought I’d share.