Damien Hirst

Tryptophan

Memento #11

Memento #10

Memento #8

UP From Sanctum

Diacetoxscirpenol

Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution

Pyronin Y

Cinchonidine

Tetrahydrocannabinol

UP The Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight

UP The Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight

UP Sanctum

UP Sanctum

Pyronin Y

Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution

Bromphenol Blue

Ciclopirox Olamine

The Dead - Racing Green/Chili Red

Spin Me Right Round (Unique)

Spinning Wheel (Unique)

In A Spin (Unique)

Six Butterflies III

Deltacortril Enteric 5mg 30 enteric coated tablets

sp 598

Levoxyl

The Dawn of Golden Time

Six Butterflies IV

Liberty

“Some Girl” Death - 6

Tryptophan
Tryptophan


Edition: /48
Medium: Woodcut in colors on Somerset white Paper
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 40 inches
Framed Dimensions: 120.02 x 121.29 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2010

Memento #11
Memento #11


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching
Signature: Signed by the artist on the front and marked AP on the reverse
Unframed Dimensions: 47.0625 x 42.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 134.62 x 122.56 inches

Memento #10
Memento #10


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching
Signature: Signed by the artist on the front and marked AP on the reverse
Unframed Dimensions: 47.0625 x 42.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 53 x 48.25 inches
Year: 2007

Memento #8
Memento #8


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching
Signature: Signed by the artist on the front and marked AP on the reverse
Unframed Dimensions: 47.0625 x 42.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 53 x 48.25 inches

UP From Sanctum
UP From Sanctum


Edition: Unique Proof (U.P.)
Medium: Color photogravure monoprint etching
Signature: signed by the artist and marked “UP” on the front
Unframed Dimensions: 46.625 x 45.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 52.5 x 51.5 inches
Year: 2008/16

Diacetoxscirpenol
Diacetoxscirpenol


Edition: /115
Medium: Etching
Signature: Singed by artist and numbers on the reverse
Unframed Dimensions: 44 x 79 inches
Framed Dimensions: 127.64 x 217.17 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2005

Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution
Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution


Edition: AP (main edition of 65)
Medium: Etching
Signature: Pencil signed, marked AP on the reverse
Unframed Dimensions: 118.75 x 99.7 inches
Framed Dimensions: 35 x 45 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2005

Pyronin Y
Pyronin Y


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Hahnemühle Paper
Signature: singed on the front, numbered vero
Unframed Dimensions: 40.75 x 45.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 118.11 x 130.81 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2005

Cinchonidine
Cinchonidine


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching on 350 gsm Hahnemuhle paper
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 45 x 44.25 inches
Framed Dimensions: 51 x 49.75 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2004

Tetrahydrocannabinol
Tetrahydrocannabinol


Edition: AP, edition of 115
Medium: Etching
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 44 x 79 inches
Framed Dimensions: 50 x 85 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2004

UP The Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight
UP The Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight


Edition: Unique Proof (U.P.)
Medium: Unique Etching on Hahnemühle paper
Signature: Signed by the artist and marked UP on the front
Unframed Dimensions: 47.0625 x 42.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 53 x 48 inches
Year: 2010

UP The Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight
UP The Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight


Edition: Unique Proof (U.P.)
Medium: Unique Etching on Hahnemühle paper
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 47.25 x 42.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 134.62 x 123.19 inches
Year: 2007

UP Sanctum
UP Sanctum


Edition: Unique Proof (U.P.)
Medium: Unique Etching on Hahnemühle paper
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 46.25 x 45.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 134.62 x 130.18 inches
Year: 2009

UP Sanctum
UP Sanctum


Edition: Unique Proof (U.P.)
Medium: Unique Etching on Hahnemühle paper
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 46.25 x 45.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 53 x 51.25 inches
Year: 2009

Pyronin Y
Pyronin Y


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Hahnemühle Paper
Signature: singed on the front, numbered vero
Unframed Dimensions: 40.75 x 45.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 120.02 x 132.08 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2005

Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution
Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching and Aquatint in Colors on Hahnemühle Paper
Signature: singed on the front, numbered vero
Unframed Dimensions: 37.875 x 28.875 inches
Framed Dimensions: 43.5 x 34.25 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2005

Bromphenol Blue
Bromphenol Blue


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Hahnemühle Paper
Signature: singed on the front, numbered vero
Unframed Dimensions: 76.2 x 92.71 inches
Framed Dimensions: 88.9 x 106.68 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2005

Ciclopirox Olamine
Ciclopirox Olamine


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching on 350 gsm Hahnemuhle paper.
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 45 x 44.25 inches
Framed Dimensions: 50 x 51 inches
Series: No
Year: 2004

The Dead - Racing Green/Chili Red
The Dead - Racing Green/Chili Red


Edition: AP III/V
Medium: Color Foil Block Print on Arches Archival Paper
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 28.3 x 20.1 inches
Framed Dimensions: 34.5 x 26 inches
Series: The Dead
Year: 2009

Spin Me Right Round (Unique)
Spin Me Right Round (Unique)


Edition: Unique
Medium: mixed media, acrylic, crayon, printers inks & pencil on paper. Unique painting
Signature: Signed by Artist
Unframed Dimensions: 34.75 x 27.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 42 x 34 inches
Series: In a Spin
Year: 2002

Spinning Wheel (Unique)
Spinning Wheel (Unique)


Edition: Unique
Medium: mixed media, acrylic, crayon, printers inks & pencil on paper. Unique painting
Signature: Signed by Artist
Unframed Dimensions: 34.75 x 27.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 42 x 34 inches
Series: In a Spin
Year: 2002

In A Spin (Unique)
In A Spin (Unique)


Edition: Unique
Medium: mixed media, acrylic, crayon, printers inks & pencil on paper. Unique painting
Signature: Signed by Artist
Unframed Dimensions: 34.75 x 27.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 42 x 34 inches
Series: In A Spin
Year: 2002

Six Butterflies III
Six Butterflies III


Edition: /55
Medium: Polymer-gravure block prints
Signature: Pencil signed by the artist lower right
Unframed Dimensions: 26 x 19.3125 inches
Framed Dimensions: 33.5 x 27 inches
Series: No
Year: 2011

Deltacortril Enteric 5mg 30 enteric coated tablets
Deltacortril Enteric 5mg 30 enteric coated tablets


Edition: /30
Medium: Polyurethane resin with pigment finished with 2K clear lacquer
Signature: Signed & dated in the cast
Unframed Dimensions: 17.32 x 9.84 inches
Series: Schizophrenogenesis
Year: 2014

sp 598
sp 598


Edition: /30
Medium: Polyurethane resin with ink pigment
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 3.68 x 7.37 inches
Series: Schizophrenogenesis
Year: 2014

Levoxyl
Levoxyl


Edition: /30
Medium: Polyurethane resin with ink pigment
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 3.48 x 1.99 inches
Series: Schizophrenogenesis
Year: 2014

The Dawn of Golden Time
The Dawn of Golden Time


Edition: Unique
Medium: Foil block collage on Arches 88 paper with hand embellishment
Signature: Signed by Artist
Unframed Dimensions: 40.1875 x 28.375 inches
Framed Dimensions: 34 x 46 inches
Year: 2013

Six Butterflies IV
Six Butterflies IV


Edition: /55
Medium: polymer-gravure block print
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 26 x 19.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 33 x 26 inches
Year: 2011

Liberty
Liberty


Edition: /68
Medium: Etching on 350gsm Hahnmuhle paper
Signature: Signed by Artist
Unframed Dimensions: 35.875 x 28 inches
Framed Dimensions: 110.49 x 90.17 inches
Series: In a Spin Volume 1
Year: 2002

“Some Girl” Death - 6
“Some Girl” Death - 6


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 28.25 x 20.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 35 x 26.5 inches
Year: 2010

Biography

Damien Hirst is a contemporary British artist who explores the relationship between art, commerciality and money in his diverse works of art. He was born in Bristol, England in 1965. While a student at Goldsmith’s College, he organized and curated a student exhibition titled “Freeze” in 1988. The participants of this cutting edge show became the Young British Artists, who largely defined and dominated the contemporary art scene in London during the 1990’s., At the exhibition, Charles Saatchi, a prominent contemporary art collector and co-founder of the London advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi, became impressed with Hirst’s work and began collecting it, initiating Hirst’s commercial success in the art world. In 1991, three years after “Freeze,” Hirst had his first solo exhibition at the Woodstock Street Gallery, which featured monochrome canvases and live tropical butterflies. In 1992, Hirst was an integral part of the Young British Artists exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, where the group shocked the public with their independent and irreverent attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and utilization of the media for their own means and promotion.

Hirst works in a variety of media, but is most famous for his paintings, medicine cabinet sculptures, and glass tank installations. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a piece featuring a tiger shark contained in a glass tank of formaldehyde, had a wildly successful debut at the Saatchi Gallery, and further prompted Hirst to use animals enclosed in formaldehyde to explore themes of the natural versus the commercial, preservation and suspension in time and space.

Like Warhol and Jeff Koons before him, Hirst is interested in the consumption and commerciality of art, as well as the monetary scale on which art is judged and purchased. This exploration of money and consumption is most apparent in For the Love of God, a human skull constructed of platinum and covered in 1,106.18 carats of diamonds. Hirst also utilizes diamonds in his medicine cabinet pieces which feature gold shelves populated with the precious stones.

His paintings, which he creates in two varying styles, are thematically linked with mass production and consumer culture. In his first style of painting, Hirst creates an arrangement of same sized colored dots and sets them against a plain background, often titling them in reference to pharmaceutical chemicals. In his second group of paintings he uses centrifugal force to create an image by placing canvases on a spinner and pouring paint on them as they move. In creating his paintings, Hirst heavily relies upon assistants, employing a similar factory-like mode of production as Andy Warhol did during his time. Also like Warhol, Hirst blurs the line between artist and celebrity and utilizes the media for the promotion of his art. In only a few decades, Hirst has become the richest living artist, with his pieces highly sought after internationally and selling at exceedingly high prices at auctions.