New Paintings and Sculpture by Damien Hirst Announced at Gagosian

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NEW YORk, NY.- Gagosian Gallery will present “End of an Era”, an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Damien Hirst. The exhibition takes its title from the central sculpture in the exhibition, a severed bull’s head with golden horns and crowned with a solid gold disc. Suspended in formaldehyde and encased in a golden vitrine, this totemic sculpture acts as a powerful coda to The Golden Calf (2008). End of an Era proffers a sacrificial head, here dismembered from the majestic body of the earlier sculpture. While The Golden Calf symbolized the worshipping of a false idol, with End of an Era (2009) Hirst demystifies the biblical tale and, by extension, debunks his own myth-making. Also included in