Hirst shark—and Venice shipwreck piece—installed in Las Vegas casino

Another shark by Damien Hirst has swum into see. This fishy piece, one more of the UK craftsman’s manifestations salted in formaldehyde, assumes pride of position in The Unknown Bar inside the patched up Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas (the glamorous repair cost $620m). The 13-foot-long tiger shark—The Unknown (Explored, Explained, Exploded), 1999—is separated into three sections suspended in a trio of tanks. As per the Los Angeles Times, the Palms proprietors, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, acquired the shark form straightforwardly from Hirst. Sixteen new spot artistic creations from the YBA’s Pharmaceutical arrangement hold tight the dividers encompassing Hirst’s shark. In any case, his in-your-confront work isn’t simply restricted to the bar. Hirst’s Sun Disk design from his Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable undertaking, demonstrated a year ago in Venice, is in plain view in the resort’s High Limit Gaming Lounge. Palms’ craft gathering is broad and firmly blue-chip—works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami and Christopher Wool are spotted around the clubhouse, giving a refined scenery to recognizing gamers.

 

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