Netflix Goes Behind the Scenes of Damien Hirst's Polarizing 'Treasures' Exhibition
British contemporary artist Damien Hirst caused quite a stir last year when he held his Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable exhibition in Venice. Why? Well we will let you be the judge. The showcase presented a fictional display of a made-up collector's accumulation of sculptures and religious artifacts found after a never-before-happened shipwreck that held the collection of freed slave, Cif Amotan II. One of the relics included a coral-covered bronze bust of the artist. (Again, this was all fictional, make-believe, not real.) Whether or not you hated it or loved it, Netflix has just come out with documentary of in-depth coverage surrounding the creation of Damien's controversial exhibition.
Seemingly unfazed by the polarizing affect of his work, Hirst told Vulture, "As an artist, the best you can hope for is people arguing, mixed reviews. Love it and hate it. If you get that, then you’re on the right track. If everyone loves or everyone hates it, you’re in trouble." And with that theory in mind, Hirst does seem to lie within that pocket of what he deems to be a "success." Peep the 30-second teaser above and watch the full 82-minute flick here.
Words: Vanessa Feder