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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 March, 2004, 16:29 GMT
Brit modern artists unite for show
In His Infinite Wisdom by Damien Hirst
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The three artists - Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas - met at Goldsmith's College in 1986 but have never held an exhibition together before. The exhibition In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is held at Tate Britain from Wednesday 3 March to 31 May 2004.
Angus Fairhurst's A Couple of Differences From Thinking and Feeling II (2003)
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During the 1990s Fairhurst became an influential figure in the group which became known as the YBAs: Young British artists.
Standing Alone on the Precipice and Overlooking the Wastelands of Pure Terror  (1999-2000)
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Damien Hirst, the artist who pioneered the modern wave of sensational British modern art, has several pieces in the exhibition which is named after a song by 1960s heavy rock band Iron Butterfly.
Sarah Lucas' The Kiss (2003)
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Sarah Lucas' contributions include several pieces made out of cigarettes, including The Kiss (2003). She was exhibited at the Venice Biennale last year, and has also been shown in Berlin and at the Milton Keynes Gallery.
Damien Hirst's Adam and Eve (Banished from the Garden) (1999)
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Hirst's work includes paintings made from thousands of dead flies, but also includes some of his installation-styled pieces, including Adam and Eve (Banished from the Garden) from 1999.
Detail from Angus Fairhurst's Two pages from a magazine, body and text removed (2003
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Fairhurst, who has exhibited at the Royal Academy and also in Exeter and in Switzerland, has made several of his pieces using magazine pages, as well as his gorilla statues.
Sarah Lucas' Christ You Know It Ain't Easy (2003)
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Lucas' Christ You Know it Ain't Easy (2003), is a statue of Christ made from cigarettes placed over a St George's Cross. The exhibition is the artists' interpretation of the Biblical garden of Eden.
Damien Hirst's Rapture (2003)
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Hirst's Rapture is one of his artworks made from the wings of hundreds of dead butterflies. Another piece, The Pursuit of Oblivion, features two sides of beef in a tank containing live fish, harking back to his most sensational work.


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