Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

Love Lost, 1999

British conceptual artist Damien Hirst is reportedly the United Kingdom's richest living artist who shot to fame during the 1990s. Born in 1965, Hirst studied at Goldsmiths in London and was part of the Young British Artist (YBA) movement that was known for exhibiting their work in unconventional spaces. Hirst won the Turner Prize in 1995 and is known for his lucrative and controversial artistic career.

Away from the Flock (1994)

Mother and Child (Divided), 1993 detail

Mother and Child (Divided), 1993

In His Infinite Wisdom, 2003

Love's Paradox (Surrender or Autonomy, Separateness as a Precondition for Connection.), 2007

The Golden Calf, 2008

The Child's Dream, 2008

The Immortal, 1997 - 2005

Much of his work deals with mortality, the groteque, and art itself. Hirst’s work borders taxidermy, plays with consumerism, and seeks to shock. With death being an important theme to many of Hirst’s works, his most famous works are the series of preserved dead animals in formaldehyde. Hirst has sold 244 new works at a Sotheby’s and has had a major solo retrospective exhibited at the Tate Modern in London. He currently lives in Devon and has studios in Gloucester and London

In Nomine Patris (In the Name of the Father), 2004-2005

 

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text PERWANA NAZIF

 

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