Damien Hirst, ‘Anatomy of an Angel (white)’, 2012, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Anatomy of an Angel (white)’, 2012, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Anatomy of an Angel (white)’, 2012, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Anatomy of an Angel (white)’, 2012, Other Criteria

This edition by Damien Hirst reflects in miniature his original, classically posed Carrara marble sculpture of the same name. The angel is based on Alfred Boucher’s sculpture ‘L'Hirondelle’ (1920). In Hirst’s version, cross-sections of her body show the anatomical structure beneath the skin, revealing she is human after all. Cast in either black or white resin, each in a limited edition, the signature, title and edition number are etched into the resin by the artist.

About Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

British, b. 1965, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom