Damien Hirst, ‘Untitled aaaa’, 1992, Phillips

From the Catalogue:
“I’ve always loved this idea of art maybe, you know, curing people. And I have this kind of obsession with the body. I like the way that you’ve got all these individual elements inside a cabinet related to organs inside a body. I like the kind of Koons consumerist feel to it. And then a lot of the actual boxes of medicines are all very minimal and could be taken directly from minimalism, in the way that that kind of minimalism implies confidence”
(Damien Hirst, quoted in Gordon Burn, On the Way to Work, London, 2002, p. 25)
Courtesy of Phillips

Damien Hirst, I Want To Spend The Rest Of My Life Everywhere, With Everyone, One To One, Always, Forever, Now, London 1997, p. 220 (illustrated)
Damien Hirst: The Complete Medicine Cabinets, exh. cat., L&M Arts, New York, 2010, p. 179

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1995

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