Damien Hirst • Tate Modern
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE2 9TG • April 4 – September 9, 2012
This retrospective, argues Michael Langan, shows Hirst for what he is: a man with limited ideas whose best days are far behind him.
“The central problem is that much of Hirst’s work simply doesn’t bear repeated viewing. It’s based on impact as an artistic statement but this is no longer the shock of the new but the kind of impact that, once it’s worn off, leaves a vacuum.”