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June 23, 2006
by Jamie E17

The Gagosian Gallery, is currently exhibiting work by artist Damien Hirst including, A Thousand Years (1990). Maggots hatch inside a white box, turn into flies, then feed on a severed cow’s head on the floor of a glass vitrine. Above, hatched flies buzz around in the closed space. Many meet their death in an insect-o-cutor; others survive to continue the life cycle.

Plus, four triptychs: paintings, medicine cabinets and a new formaldehyde work entitled The Tranquility of Solitude (For George Dyer) (2006), containing contorted sheep (pictured, one of three) and Like Flies Brushed off a Wall, We Fall (2006), Hirst continues his fascination with issues of life, death and the human condition with his darkly humorous view on existence.

Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London