Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable by Damien Hirst, Venice – Italy – Best of Exhibitions 2017

The Warrior and the Bear, Bronze
Hydra and Kali, Bronze

The most incredible and fantastic exhibition of 2017 was Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable by Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana, in Venice, Italy

Conceived as an imaginary journey around a supposed legendary ship wreck discovered buried in the Pacific Ocean in 2008, the exhibition displayed hundreds of amazing objects in gold, marble, crystal or bronze supposed to be dated of 2000 years ago.

Gigantic sculptures, sphinxes, pharaohs, warriors sometimes looking quite familiar like Pharrell Williams or Rihanna, cartoons characters, looking like Mickey Mouse, Dingo or abstract forms coming from the genius Hirst’s imagination…  a spectacular show of a life time.

Hopefully, we will be able to see it again anywhere on Planet Earth …Here the pictures.


Demon With Bowl - Painted resin
Demon With Bowl – Painted resin


Bust Of the Collector (Damien Hirst’s self portrait)
Aspect of Katie Ishtar Yo-Landi, Bronze and Gold leaf

Museum Specimen of Giant Nautilus Shell, Painted Bronze
Mickey, Bronze

The Severed Head of Medusa- Malachite

Andromeda and the Sea Monster, Bronze

Hands in Prayer, malachite paint and white agate
Skull of the Cyclops


Punta della Dogana

The Fate of a Banished Man, Carrara Marble
Mermaid, Bronze

Aten ( Rihanna)

Unknown Pharaon ( Pharell Williams)

Reclining Woman

Hydra and Kali
Hydra and Kali

The Warrior and the Bear, Bronze


The Diver, Bronze
Calendar Stone, Bronze

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