Damien Hirst’s Gilded Woolly Mammoth
AGNORA was contracted to produce a high-performance glass curtain wall to serve as an enclosure to Damien Hirst’s ‘Gone but not Forgotten’, a gilded skeleton of a ten-foot tall woolly mammoth.
The goal was to showcase the artwork without any obstructions to the view, while maintaining the outdoor atmosphere of the tropical surroundings of the Garden of the Faena Hotel in Miami Florida. Glass fabricator, AGNORA had the technological ability to eliminate the need for joint lines and fabricate the walls as single units. To successfully execute this project, AGNORA had to balance the need for durability and stability in the fabrication of the 4540 lbs insulated glass units with the artistic mandate of the architectural glass vitrine.
The glazier, M. Cohen & Sons, partnered with AGNORA as they needed a fabricator with the technological ability to eliminate the need for joint lines and to fabricate the walls as single units, with the largest measuring up to 129 ¾” Wide x 246” Long.
Lush green vegetation, swaying palm trees and the roaring ocean provided the stunning backdrop to this beautiful gilded masterpiece.
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