Damien Steven Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly Britain’s richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m. Damien Hirst exhibition at Tate Modern which runs from April 5 to September 9 and it is the largest survey of Hirst’s work shown in the UK to date.
Work of controversial artist Damien Hirst, a large aquarium with a shark submerged in formaldehyde, has become the most expensive work of a living artist ever sold at auction.
The work “I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds” is made of butterfly wings. The title is actually the sentence Robert Oppenheimer said after the first atomic bomb was thrown .
Work “Lullaby Spring” represents the pharmaceutical metal cabinet with exactly 6136 individually hand-made colored pills.
Work “Mother and Child Divided”, consists of the cow and calf halved lengthwise and immersed in formalin in a glass aquarium.
“Incomplete Truth 2006″, a dove in formaldehyde.
Hymn, 1999 – 2005
Front: Loving in a World of Desire, 1996
Back: Beautiful, amore, gasp, eyes going into the top of the head and fluttering painting, 1997
Abalone Acetone Powder, 1991
Damien Hirst’s hands