To celebrate the opening of Mark Hix’s latest restaurant venture Tramshed, on Rivington Street in Shoreditch, East of London, the internationally acclaimed and Britain’s wealthiest living artist known for pushing the art boundaries , Damien Hirst has created a striking new formaldehyde artwork, the ‘Cock and Bull’ piece featuring a cockerel and Hereford cow preserved in a glass and painted stainless steel tank of formaldehyde. Interestingly, these animals in the artwork refers to the Tramshed’s menu, as it manly includes beef and chicken dishes, which is certainly not for PETA’s veggie lovers.
The artwork is elevated at a height of 4 meters above the diners, and is placed in the center of the 1,000 sq. ft restaurant, which earlier used to be an electricity generating station.
Further, in addition to this extraordinary formaldehyde artwork, Damien Hirst has also contributed a painting called “Beef and Chicken” to this new restaurant.
We have also earlier seen some of the greatest Damien Hirst artwork’s including the never-before-seen spot painting, the multi-colored deluxe spin bass guitar, and the limited edition bottles of Somercet Cider Brandy, to name a few.
Also, check out the interview of the restaurateur Mark Hix, the owner of Tramshed, talking about the project and his career in the industry.