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Weng Contemporary
Zug

The skull is one of the signature motifs in Damien Hirst’s production, which remains genre-defying and encompasses everything from sculpture, prints, works on paper and paintings to installation and objects. Throughout his work, the artist takes a direct and challenging approach to ideas about existence and calls into …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered
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The Dead
Publisher
Paul Stolper and Other Criteria, London

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.

High auction record
£9.7m, Sotheby's, 2007
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Damien Hirst: Fact Paintings and Fact SculpturesGagosian
2018
Damien Hirst: Colour Space PaintingsGagosian
2015
TritticoFondazione Prada
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The Dead (Westminster Blue Silver Gloss Skull), 2009

Color Foil Block Print on Arches 88 paper
28 3/10 × 20 1/10 in
72 × 51 cm
Edition of 15, plus 5 APs
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WC
Weng Contemporary
Zug

The skull is one of the signature motifs in Damien Hirst’s production, which remains genre-defying …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Series
The Dead
Publisher
Paul Stolper and Other Criteria, London

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.

High auction record
£9.7m, Sotheby's, 2007
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Damien Hirst
Other works from Weng Contemporary
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