Hirst's False Idol at ARK


Set against the red sandstone of Chester’s magnificent Gothic cathedral a myriad of newly commissioned three-dimensional artworks appear alongside established pieces emerging for public view from private collections as ARK, the North West’s largest sculpture exhibition.  


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The 90 sculptures aim to appeal to a broad audience with work by Damien Hirst, Sir Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth and Sarah Lucas – to name but a few of the 50 internationally acclaimed exhibiting artists, and with child friendly pieces, and an education program to boot there’s something for everyone at ARK


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Our highlight of the world class show had to be Damien Hirst’s False Idol; a white calf with golden hooves, encased in a gold vitrine and preserved in formaldehyde belonging to the artist’s Natural History’ series. Apt in it’s setting, it’s title refers to the Biblical account of the Israelites’ idolatrous worship of a golden calf once Moses has departed for Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments (Exodus 19, 20, 32).


Damien Hirst False Idol Ark Exhibition


Free to enter, ARK is open daily and will run until 15 October 2017; tag us with your highlight’s @Loughran_Gallery here… 


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