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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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Trittico, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2010
Damien Hirst: Poisons and Remedies, Gagosian Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Trittico, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2010
Damien Hirst: Poisons and Remedies, Gagosian Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
BLACK'N'WHITE, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz
2016
britARTnia, Opera Gallery, London
2016
Reflections, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
2015
Cool Britannia, Opera Gallery, Seoul
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2014
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler
2013
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