Damien Hirst

Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution

Bromphenol Blue

Pyronin Y

Maltohexaose

Elaidoyl Chloride

Probucol

Oleandrigenin

Ciclopirox Olamine

The Dead - Silver Gloss/Chocolate

The Dead - Racing Green/Chili Red

The Dead - Lime Green/Loganbery Pink

The Dead - Chili Red/Lime Green

The Dead - Silver Gloss/Loganberry Pink

Spin Me Right Round (Unique)

Spinning Wheel (Unique)

In A Spin (Unique)

3D Skull (Small)

Six Butterflies III

The Dawn of Golden Time

Souls on Jacob's Ladder (unique)

Six Butterflies IV

Liberty

Jacob’s Ladder (Fuschia)

The Golden Calf

Untitled

“Some Girl” Death - 6

Untitled

Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution
Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution


Edition: AP
Medium: Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Hahnemühle Paper
Signature: singed on the front, numbered vero
Unframed Dimensions: 37.875 x 28.875 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: 30 x 36.5 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
Series: Spots
Year: 2005

Maltohexaose
Maltohexaose


Edition: /55
Medium: woodcut
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 18 x 18 inches
Framed Dimensions: 28 x 28 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2012

Elaidoyl Chloride
Elaidoyl Chloride


Edition: /55
Medium: woodcut
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches
Framed Dimensions: 22 x 22 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2012

Probucol
Probucol


Edition: /55
Medium: woodcut
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 9 x 9 inches
Framed Dimensions: 19 x 19 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2011

Oleandrigenin
Oleandrigenin


Edition: /55
Medium: woodcut
Signature: Pencil signed
Unframed Dimensions: 6.25 x 6 inches
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 14 inches
Series: Spots
Year: 2011

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: Spots
Year: 2004

The Dead - Silver Gloss/Chocolate
The Dead - Silver Gloss/Chocolate


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: No
Year: 2009

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
Year: 2009

The Dead - Lime Green/Loganbery Pink
The Dead - Lime Green/Loganbery Pink


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: No
Year: 2009

The Dead - Chili Red/Lime Green
The Dead - Chili Red/Lime Green


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: No
Year: 2009

The Dead - Silver Gloss/Loganberry Pink
The Dead - Silver Gloss/Loganberry Pink


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: No
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

3D Skull (Small)
3D Skull (Small)


Edition: /5000
Medium: Digital print on PETG plastic
Signature: Signed and numbered
Framed Dimensions: 24.25 x 16.5 inches
Year: 2012

Six Butterflies III
Six Butterflies III


Edition: /55
Medium: Polymer-gravure block prints
Signature: Pencil signed by the artist lower right
Unframed Dimensions: 66.04 x 49.05 inches
Framed Dimensions: 33.5 x 27 inches
Year: 2011

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

Souls on Jacob's Ladder (unique)
Souls on Jacob's Ladder (unique)


Edition: Unique
Medium: Pigments on etched ground
Signature: Pencil signed on right
Unframed Dimensions: 47.25 x 42.25 inches
Framed Dimensions: 49.25 x 44.75 inches
Series: The Souls on Jacob's Ladder Take Their Flight
Year: 2008

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: 43.5 x 35.5 inches
Series: In a Spin Volume 1
Year: 2002

Jacob’s Ladder (Fuschia)
Jacob’s Ladder (Fuschia)


Edition: Unique
Medium: Photogravure etching with gouache on 400gsm Velin d’Arches paper
Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed ‘U.P.”
Unframed Dimensions: 47.25 x 42.25 inches
Framed Dimensions: 51.25 x 46.5 inches
Series: The Soul’s On Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight
Year: 2008

The Golden Calf
The Golden Calf


Edition: /100
Medium: Silkscreen and gold leaf on 410gsm Somerset paper
Signature: Signed and numbered
Unframed Dimensions: 23.625 x 49.25 inches
Framed Dimensions: 33 x 56.5 inches
Year: 2009

Untitled
Untitled


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic Household Gloss on Fiberboard
Signature: Unsigned
Unframed Dimensions: 46 x 37.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 50 x 41.5 inches
Series: In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things
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

Untitled
Untitled


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic Spin Painting
Signature: Unsigned
Unframed Dimensions: 38 x 29.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 42.25 x 33.5 inches
Series: In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things
Year: 2002

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.