Magical and sublime: new Damien Hirst images now available

Images of new works in Damien Hirst’s highly acclaimed Venice exhibition, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, are now available to license through Artimage.

Magical and sublime: new Damien Hirst images now available

A story about a legendary shipwreck

Currently on show in Venice at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is Damien Hirst’s first major solo exhibition in Italy since 2004.

Almost ten years in the making, it is his most ambitious and complex project to date. Epic both in scale and concept, the exhibition tells the story of a Roman-era shipwreck, that of the ‘Apistos’, which translates as ‘Unbelievable’. The exhibition presents a vast collection of ancient objects salvaged from the ship’s precious cargo, thought to have belonged to the freed slave Aulus Calidius Amotan (also known as Cif Amotan II).

License related images

New images of the work are now available to license. Browse a selection below or view all Damien Hirst images here.


The Severed Head of Medusa:

The Severed Head Of Medusa 2017 Damien Hirst


The Warrior and the Bear (detail):

The Warrior And The Bear Detail 2017 Damien Hirst


A collection of vessels from the wreck of the 'Unbelievable':

A Collection Of Vessels From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable 2017 Damien Hirst


Two Figures with a Drum Discovered by Two Divers:

Two Figures With A Drum Discovered By Two Divers 2017 Damien Hirst


Unknown Pharaoh (detail):

Unknown Pharoah Detail 2017 Damien Hirst


Aspect of Katie Ishtar ¥o-landi:

Aspect Of Katie Ishtar 2017 Damien Hirst

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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is on show at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana until 3 December 2017. Find out more.

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Images from top: Hydra and Kali Discovered by Four Divers, Damien Hirst © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo: Christoph Gerigk; The Severed Head of Medusa, Damien Hirst © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd; The Warrior and the Bear (detail), Damien Hirst © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd; A collection of vessels from the wreck of the Unbelievable, Damien Hirst © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd; Two Figures with a Drum Discovered by Two Divers, Damien Hirst © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo: Christoph Gerigk;, Damien Hirst © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd; Aspect of Katie Ishtar ¥o-landi, Damien Hirst © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.