Damien Hirst shark cartoon – it’s a very big fish for such a shallow idea

Damien Hirst shark cartoon - it's a very big fish for such a shallow idea

Contemporary art cartoon. Cartoon about Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde, titled “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”

Cartoon about Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde.

Damien Hirst has a major retrospective exhibition at Tate Madern, starting in April 2012
His shark was exhibited at the Sensations exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art, London.
Damien Hirst was a member of the YBAs or Young British Artists.
The cartoon is a dig at the pretension and posturing of some contemporary art (Just look at the preposterous title of Hirst’s piece – “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”. Maybe it’s meant to be a joke title).
The cartoon is also a criticism of the undue respect in which some contemporary art is held – hence the caption “It’s a very big fish for such a shallow idea.”
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