Damien Hirst, ‘Robert Sabbag, Damien Hirst — Snowblind’, 1999, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Robert Sabbag, Damien Hirst — Snowblind’, 1999, Other Criteria

Designed by Damien Hirst
Introduction by Howard Marks
Robert Sabbag is a bestselling author and journalist living in New York and the Massachusetts coast. His journalism is published in Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, New York, The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe Magazine.

This collector’s edition of the cult classic Snowblind about the exploits of legendary cocaine smuggler Zachary Swan has been designed by Damien Hirst. It is an edition of 1000 and comes in a special slip case featuring a collage of reproduced dollar bills.

This hardback has been created using reinforced mirrors for the boards of the book and inside there is a metal credit card as a bookmark made in the style of an AmericanExpress card. The title page of this edition is numbered and signed by the collaborators — Damien Hirst, Howard Marks and Robert Sabbag.
Inside the book, a unique die-cut trench runs through the pages that feature Zachary Swan's most daring import/export scams, and inside this trench hides a real rolled up $100 bill. The final three digits of the note, which were specially secured from the US Treasury, correspond to the number of the edition. For example, book number 831 from the run of one thousand has numbers 831 as the last digits of the $100 bill.

Signature: Signed and numbered

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