The film, financed by the artist himself, seeks to re-enact the fictional backstory behind the divisive show.
The exhibition that launched a thousand angry tweets lives on—on Netflix. Earlier this week, the streaming service released a mockumentary, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” that chronicles the fictional story behind Damien Hirst’s two-venue exhibition in Venice last year. The slickly produced film—full of sweeping underwater shots and a swelling soundtrack—was financed by the artist himself, a spokesperson from Hirst’s company, Science Ltd, tells artnet News. “The film is something Damien wanted people to be able to come across in years to come, which explores the backstory of the project,” she says. The exhibition that launched a thousand angry tweets lives on—on Netflix. Read More