Hirst Art Chapel In Rome?

The Italian collector Carlo Bilotti has commissioned Damien Hirst to create four paintings of the Evangelists to display in a deconsecrated church. Bilotti is in discussions with Rome City Council to convert a former chapel into a centre for contemporary art which will display works by Hirst and other artists from his collection. Since Bilotti sold his cosmetics company he has spent his time and money on enlarging his art collection. In the 70s and 80s, he developed personal relationships with artists such as Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. His collection is mainly 20th-century works by Matisse, Picasso, and Roy Lichtenstein among others. For the full story - click the title Irish Art