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3-Methylthymidine

Damien Hirst
2014
Silkscreen with diamond dust
Edition of 100
33.0027.00
Price: SOLD USD

Damien Hirst (British, b. 1965) lives in Devon, England and works in Baja, Mexico. By purely monetary measures, Damien Hirst is the most successful living artist on the planet. Hirst cemented his trajectory through an early seduction of the grand seducer himself, Charles Saatchi, during Hirst’s undergrad forays in DIY curatorship. The advertising mogul-cum-gallerist Saatchi, enthralled by Hirst’s edgy works and his organizational savvy, propelled Hirst and many of his associates (making up the majority of the Young British Artists or YBAs), into the art celebrity stratosphere through exhibitions, influential introductions, and above all, funding. Though his practice extends to virtually all media, Hirst’s best known works are sculptures centered on mortality, with two pieces in particular drawing an unprecedented amount of criticism and acclaim: an early work bankrolled by Saatchi titled ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ consisting of an adult tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a large vitrine-like display case; and ‘For the Love of God’ a much more recent work consisting of a human skull reproduced in platinum and covered in $30,000,000 worth of diamonds. From the beginning, it would be hard to argue with the notion that Hirst’s truest medium is capitalism itself.

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Damien Hirst (British, b. 1965) lives in Devon, England and works in Baja, Mexico. By purely monetary measures, Damien Hirst is the most successful living artist on the planet. Hirst cemented his trajectory through an early seduction of the grand seducer himself, Charles Saatchi, during Hirst’s undergrad forays in DIY curatorship. The advertising mogul-cum-gallerist Saatchi, enthralled by Hirst’s edgy works and his organizational savvy, propelled Hirst and many of his associates (making up the majority of the Young British Artists or YBAs), into the art celebrity stratosphere through exhibitions, influential introductions, and above all, funding. Though his practice extends to virtually all media, Hirst’s best known works are sculptures centered on mortality, with two pieces in particular drawing an unprecedented amount of criticism and acclaim: an early work bankrolled by Saatchi titled ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ consisting of an adult tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a large vitrine-like display case; and ‘For the Love of God’ a much more recent work consisting of a human skull reproduced in platinum and covered in $30,000,000 worth of diamonds. From the beginning, it would be hard to argue with the notion that Hirst’s truest medium is capitalism itself.

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LANA CARLSON is an international curator who started her career in Paris and St. Petersburg after receiving an education at the Sorbonne and School of Louvre. As founder and director of Modern Art Gallery, Lana has curated numerous exhibitions and participated in art fairs around the world. Lana also curated and produced the first ever state museums exhibitions of Auguste Rodin in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

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