Human Skull in Space (oil on canvas) by Damien Hirst. The painting is the cover art for the 150th anniversary edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
The Wallace Collection is preparing for a Damien Hirst exhibit titled Damien Hirst: The Blue Paintings. The exhibit will feature 25 painting by Damien Hirst completed between 2006 and 2008. The exhibited has been billed as “Hirst’s return to painting”. Sources state that Hirst’s work will be exhibited beside Old Master paintings. Of the exhibit Hirst has stated, “I’ve chosen to show my new paintings here because I love the fact that it is a family collection,”. Hirst describes the Wallace Collection as “a world away from the world.”.
According to the Wallace Collection website-- “The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.”. For more information visit, www.wallacecollection.org.