Damien Hirst, ‘The Skull Beneath the Skin’, 2005, Paul Stolper Gallery

Publisher: Paul Stolper

Heads, Rex irwin Gallery, March 31 - April 18, 2009, Woollahra, NSW, Australia. Group show including Auerbach, Beckmann, Freud, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Turk
New Religion, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice 8 June - 4 Aug 2007
New Religion, Wallspace, London 7 March - 4 April 2007
New Religion, Gallery Triumph, Moscow 4 Dec 2006
New Religion, Trafo, Oslo 28 Oct - 19 Nov 2006
New Religion, Rogaland Museum, Stavanger, Norway 19 April - 6 Aug 2006
New Religion, Paul Stolper Gallery, London 13 Oct - 19 Nov 2005

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