Damien Hirst, Hymn, 1999-2005, on Briggate, Leeds for Yorkshire Sculpture International. Photographed by Prudence Cuming. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

Damien Hirst

Leeds City Centre

Two sculptures by Damien Hirst  were  on display in the city centre, positioned in well-known locations, making Yorkshire Sculpture International a key part of the Leeds city centre experience in summer 2019.

Hymn, 1999 – 2005

Standing at six metres high, the painted bronze sculpture Hymn, 1999–2005 is on Briggate. This monumental reinterpretation of an educational anatomical model intended for use by children, in which a cross-section reveals the internal organs of the male torso.

Find out more about the sculpture by  listening to our audio guide

See the moment it arrived in Briggate:

 

 

Anatomy of an Angel, 2008

Anatomy of an Angel, 2008, is on display in the Victoria Quarter arcade, in Leeds city centre. This marble work  references classical sculpture. As in HymnThe Virgin Mother, 2005–2006 and Myth, 2010 (on display at  Yorkshire Sculpture Park), the vital organs beneath the skin are exposed.

Find out more about the sculpture by  listening to our audio guide

Take a look at the moment Anatomy of an Angel arrived in Victoria Leeds:

 

The display of these works in Leeds city centre is supported by Leeds Business Improvement District (LeedsBID) and Victoria Leeds.

Supported by Leeds Business Improvement District (LeedsBID) and Victoria Leeds
Saturday 22 June - Monday 30 September 2019

Free entry

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