L&M Arts presents an exhibition of early medicine cabinets by Damien Hirst. Assembled together for the first time are the seminal Sex Pistols cabinets from 1989. Each cabinet takes its name from one of the twelve title tracks of the legendary 1977 debut punk album “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.” Works such as Bodies, Problems, Liar and No Feelings (all 1989) signaled a defining moment in art when these four were first shown at Hirst’s ground-breaking Goldsmith’s degree show in 1989.
The exhibition also includes the first two cabinets Hirst ever made: Sinner (1988), in which the artist incorporated drugs from his grandmother’s medicine cabinet and Enemy (1988-89), both of which presage the Sex Pistols cabinets. Also on view is a monumental four-part cabinet The Sex Pistols (1996-97), shown publicly here for the first time and a range of Sex Pistols ephemera, including prints, posters and t-shirts from the seventies and eighties. For those interested, the show is now open, running through December 11th, 2010.
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