Damien Hirst retrospective opens at Tate

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People are silhouetted in the shade as they walk past the back of British artist Damien Hirst's 1999-2005 piece "Hymn", a painted bronze, as St Paul's Cathedral can be seen on the other side of the River Thames in the background during a media preview of the first substantial show of his work in the UK at the Tate Modern gallery in London, Monday, April 2, 2012.  The exhibition, timed for the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad and due to open to the public on Wednesday, showcases over 70 of Hirst's works since he first came to public attention in 1988.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Visitors at London's Tate Modern are likely to be struck by the variety of work in a new show devoted to the career of Brit Art bad-boy Damien Hirst — and by its similarity. The 14 rooms are full of splashes of vibrant color, and forceful reminders of death. The exhibition features over 70 of Hirst's works spanning three decades and will run from Apr. 4 - Sept. 9.

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