It´s time for the second part of the Damien Hirst exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Grassi, right in the heart of Venice. Built between 1748 and 1772 Palazzo Grassi is located on the Canale Grande. It was kind of a latecomer among the other Palazzi on the Canale Grande and has a more academic classical style than the surrounding Byzantine, Romanesque and Baroque Venetian Palazzi.
The Grassi family sold their Palazzo in 1840 and after changing ownerships today it is “owned by the French entrepreneur François Pinault who exhibits his personal art collection there. It was also where Pinault’s son Francois-Henri met actress Salma Hayek and it served as the location for their wedding vow renewal.” (Palazzo Grassi)
Entering the Palazzo one was greeted by a huge statue filling the whole atrium from bottom to top: “Demon with a bowl”
The story about the fictional wreck continues…