Damien Hirst, ‘Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution’, 2005, Merritt Gallery

Signed in pencil, on Hahnemühle wove paper. Numbered 36 of 65 on the verso. Published by The Paragon Press, London
Plate: 584 by 381mm; 23 by 15in
Sheet: 965 by 731mm; 38 by 28¾in

Publisher: The Paragon Press, London

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