Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable
Published by Other Criteria Books/Marsilio.
Foreword by Francois Pinault. Introduction by Martin Bethenod. Text by Elena Geuna, Simon Schama, Henri Loyrette, Franck Goddio.
This fully illustrated catalog accompanies Damien Hirst’s (born 1965) most ambitious project to date, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.
The exhibition of 189 works is now on display in Venice, across the two expansive museum spaces of the Pinault Collection: Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi.
Exceptional in scale and scope, this complex project has been almost ten years in the making and tells the story of an ancient shipwreck and its recent discovery. The catalog features 200 color plates, installation images and a comprehensive, illustrated list of works with texts on selected pieces. Also included is an essay by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, who discovered the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion off the Egyptian shore in 2000. In addition are contributions from historian Simon Schama and curator Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre, as well as the exhibition’s curator, Elena Geuna.