The Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is an incredible, renowned masterpiece and the single most expensive contemporary art show in the world. The underwater treasures are a collection of, (collectively weighing 460 tons) of 189 statues and vessels, excavated from the greatest depths of the Indian Ocean (in 2008). The exhibition’s largest sculpture towers over 60 feet tall, so it’s not much of a surprise the masterpiece spans over two whole venues and blankets 54,000 feet of gallery space.
British legend, Damien Hurst, is the featuring artist and proud creator of this glorious marine masterpiece. Costing him £50 million, this was Hurst’s first major show in 13 years, and it took him and his team 10 years to complete.
The exhibition ultimately exposes the beauty that results from a mother nature’s aquatic touch over time. These salvaged discoveries are embellished with collections of barnacles, bright colors, and whatever else the mysterious ocean added to them. Most art is created by the hands of man, but this art is special in the way that it’s being left alone is what made it so beautiful.
The ocean’s “lost and found,” is now exquisitely eroded almost beyond recognition by touches of coral, barnacles, and other accretions from the depths of the ocean.
Popular Everything’s alluring collection of images, taken from this magnificent exhibition are nothing short of astonishing. We can vouch they are one-of-a-kind and truly breath-taking.