World’s richest living artist, Damien Hirst plans to build what he described as “my Saatchi Gallery, basically.”
Hirst, 46 – estimated to worth $1 billion dollar in 2011 – has disclosed to a British Newspaper, the Observer, that the gallery will open in South London in 2014.
He said the gallery, when completed, will be “as big as the Witechapel – six galleries, a café and a shop – it’s a place to show my collection of contemporary art. It feels bad having it all in crates. It’s basically Bacon and beyond.”