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Hirst to curate London art show
Damien Hirst
Hirst plans to open a permanent exhibition space in Gloucestershire
British artist Damien Hirst will curate an exhibition at London's Serpentine Gallery in November comprising works of art taken from his private collection.

It will be the first public viewing of works from his Murderme collection, which includes pieces by contemporaries like Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin.

The artist also owns work by Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.

Hirst plans to establish a permanent exhibition at his 124-acre manor near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

It is not yet known if Hirst's own work will be on display, although a Serpentine spokeswoman said she thought it was unlikely.

Selection process

She also said the selection for the exhibition - to be called In the Darkest Hour, There Will Be Light - has yet to be made.

"We're in the selection process at the moment so we're not letting the cat out of the bag yet," she told the BBC News website.

The exhibition is also likely to feature some of the rare objects - including skulls, medical instruments and furniture - that Hirst has amassed over the years.

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