Mysterious underwater photos leaked online depicting sunken treasures. Damien Hirst searches underneath the surface for inspiration.

In the past couple of years the art world colossus Damien Hirst has been busy opening and running his own Newport Street gallery and revamped restaurant Pharmacy 2, but it looks like the artist is gearing up to shock the art world once again.

In a series of leaked, teaser images it appears that Hirst’s new work will have a certain nautical theme, with what looks like the outline of mythical sea monsters.

It has been reported that the new body of work that has been “ten years in the making”, will be unveiled across two exhibitions taking place at this year’s Venice Biennale on April 9th.

The project titled ‘Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ is alleged to include “some 250 pieces in various sizes ranging in price from about $400,000 for small jade objects to $4m for a malachite head of Medusa”.

In the past, Hirst has created other work inspired by Medusa, the snake-haired monster from Greek mythology, re-casting singer Rihanna as the mythical character for the cover of GQ magazine.

Watch this space for more news to surface on Damien Hirst’s long awaited aquatic body of work!

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