Damien Hirst, ‘Marian, Julian [Title variable]’, 1992, Fondation Beyeler

The installation consists of seated identical twins positioned in front of a pair of spot paintings, applied directly onto the wall behind. The work’s title changes according to the names of the
participating twins: when first exhibited in 1992 it was variously subtitled "Marianne, Hildegard"
and "Ingo, Torsten".

Image rights: Courtesy of RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-14; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Pro Litteris, Zurich

Performed for 12 Rooms at the Museum Folkwang during the RUHRTRIENNALE International Arts Festival 2012-14 in 2012

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