Damien Hirst, ‘Second Series Biopsy: M122/105-Breast_cancer_cells,_immunofluorescent_light_micrograph-SPL.jpg’, 2008, Phillips: 20th Century and Contemporary Art Day Sale (October 2016)

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Signature: signed and titled 'Biopsy Series 2 Damien Hirst "M122/105" on the reverse; further signed 'Damien Hirst ' and stamped by the Hirst studio on the stretcher

The Artist
Sotheby's, London, 16 September 2008, lot 254
Private Collection
Blain Southern, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
britARTnia, Opera Gallery, London
2016
Reflections, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
2015
Cool Britannia, Opera Gallery, Seoul
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
British Contemporary, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2014
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler
2013
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