The Big Blue

Group Exhibition. Ordovas, London, United Kingdom.

25 September 2015 – 12 December 2015

Works installed at Ordovas

Photographed by Mike Bruce
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015 / © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2015 / © Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London, 2015 / © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2015

Conceived by Damien Hirst, 'The Big Blue' is an exhibition of work inspired by the sea that spans almost two millenia. Included in the exhibition is Hirst's sculpture, 'Heaven' (2008-2009), a shark preserved in a tank of formaldehyde that belongs to the same series as 'The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living'. Other works include a fragment of a Roman sarcophagus depicting a Nereid and Triton, dating from the second century AD, a Gustave Courbet seascape, and paintings by some of the twentieth century's most important artists, including Francis Bacon and Yves Klein.

The exhibiting artists are: Francis Bacon, Gustave Courbet, Max Ernst, Giacinto Gimignani, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jan Olis and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Objects such as  a fragment of a Roman sarcophagus, with beautifully carved Nereid and Tritons in a marble Aegean Sea, are also on display.