Design house ‘Cool Shit’ have produced a giant inflatable Damien Hirst head by the sea in Perth, Australia for Sculpture by the sea.
Cool Shit haven’t skimped on the details. The beach was chosen because it is said to be the exact same coast line where Hirst found the large Tiger Shark, that he would later submerge in formaldehyde and sell for $12 million dollars. Cool Shit have imagined Damien decked out in pink snorkeling gear, searching for that special shark. The sculpture debuted at Sculpture By The Sea.
Staged on the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is one of Sydney’s most popular events, with 520,000 visitors viewing over 100 sculptures by artists from around the world. Held since 1997, this free to the public exhibition captures the imagination of Sydney and its visitors for three weeks each spring and is the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world. The exhibition generates an almost unprecedented level of goodwill among the public as they enjoy one of the most unique events in the world.
The popularity of the Bondi exhibition led to the creation of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in Perth on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast in March each year. Staged since 2005 the Cottesloe exhibition features over 70 sculptures and is enjoyed by 260,000 visitors, making the exhibition as much a part of Perth as the Bondi show is in Sydney.