The London art gallery experiences is renowned the world over, with establishments such as the Saachi gallery, and events such as the Frieze Art fair, the capital has a reputation for showcasing some of the best artists from around the world. We take a brief look at some of the past exhibitions that have had major coverage in the art press that have been based in London.
Damien Hurst is well known as one of the most notorious Young British Artists. With works consisting of animals in formaldehyde and diamond encrusted skulls, his context has a commentary that relates to death and identity. A London art gallery exhibition featuring a crucified sheep in a triptych was showcased next to a retrospective of the work of Francis Bacon.
Before his death, Bacon heralded Hurst's work as a major and important contribution to the art world, and as such would have been happy to have had a joint exhibition. The sheep triptych mirrored the aesthetics of Bacon's paintings and worked well in context too, a mix of death and identity.