Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Damien Hirst is Tate's most popular solo show ever

Tate Modern's Damien Hirst retrospective was the most visited solo show and second-most visited exhibition in the gallery's history, it has revealed.

The exhibition, blogged about here last month, attracted 463,087 visitors, with almost 3,000 people a day.

Hirst beat the likes of 2002's Matisse Picasso, which saw 467,166 visitors, Edward Hopper (429,909) in 2004 and Paul Gauguin (420,686) in 2010-11.

Chris Dercon, the gallery's director, said: "We are delighted that so many people came to see and discuss the Damien Hirst exhibition at Tate Modern.

"It was wonderful to see such iconic works brought together in one place and to offer our visitors a chance to experience them first-hand."


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