Ukrainian steel billionaire Victor Pinchuk is bringing Damien Hirst to the people of Kiev.
The Pinchuk Art Center
is a private art museum in Ukraine's capital and it will host "Requiem," a retrospective of over 100 Hirst works borrowed from collectors around the world. Pinchuk is a Hirst collector who was one of the many buying art and filling Hirst's pockets at the solo auction in London last year.
The news of the exhibit by one of the world's most expensive artists comes as Ukraine is suffering major economic hardship
, propelled partly by a drop in steel and aluminum exports. Oh well, at least admission to the exhibit, which starts on April 25, is free.