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The head of controversial artist Damien Hirst's 20 foot sculpture called "Hymn", a massive recreation of an anatomical dummy that is on display in front of the Tate Modern Gallery on the south bank of the River Thames in London, England. The Tate Modern is Britain's national gallery of modern art and the galleries are housed in the shell of what used to be the old Bankside Power Station. The station was closed in 1981 and was under threat of demolition for years until it was announced in 1994 that it would become the new gallery. Conversion started in June 1995 and was completed in January 2000. Damien Hirst is often dubbed as "Britain's most famous living artist" and his exhibition at the Tate Modern closes on the 9 September 2012. Well worth a visit, even if you just see his £50 million pound diamond and platinum skull called "For the Love of God".

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