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Damien Hirst (British, b.1965)
LOT ID: 79608
Till Death Do Us Part - Milk - Chocolate Brown True Blue Bubblegum Pink Skull, 2012

Screenprint, glaze and foilblock on 410gsm Somerset
20.6 х 14.6 in. (52.32 x 37.08 cm.)
Signed, and numbered on recto.
Edition 43/50
Foundry/Publisher Other Criteria and Paul Stolper
Lot description
Damien Hirst (British, b.1965) is one of the leaders of the Young British Artists - a group of contemporary British artists such as, amongst others, Fiona Rae, Liam Gillick, Sarah Lucas, Ian Davenport, Michael Landy - the winner of the 1995 Turner Prize, and, as of 2009, the wealthiest artist in history. He rose to fame after the success of two warehouse shows he organized featuring his friends' and his own work; at his second show, advertising executive Charles Saatchi purchased Hirst's A Thousand Years, which features a glass case enclosing a rotting head of a cow swarmed with flies. Saatchi promoted Hirst and the Young British Artists for several years, until the relationship ended in 2003.

Hirst's work has generated enormous controversy, in part for its morbidity and fascination with medicine, which is evident in several of his series: the encased dead animals in various states of preservation, the incorporation of butterfly wings into stained glass-like images, cabinets filled with pharmaceuticals, and diamond-encrusted skulls. A team of assistants helps Hirst carry out his projects; his "spot" and "spin" paintings are almost entirely the work of others. In the 1990s, Hirst was also a public figure for drunken and drugged spectacles, but he has since stopped drinking and smoking. Recently, from April 4 to September 9, 2012, his works were exhibited at the Tate Modern in London and his "spot" paintings were part of a world exhibition The Complete Sport Paintings 1986–2011 held by the Gagosian gallery in eleven of its galleries simultaneously, from January 12 to February 18, 2012.
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Till Death Do Us Part - Milk - Chocolate Brown True Blue Bubblegum Pink Skull by Damien Hirst
  • Till Death Do Us Part - Milk - Chocolate Brown True Blue Bubblegum Pink Skull by Damien Hirst
  • Till Death Do Us Part - Milk - Chocolate Brown True Blue Bubblegum Pink Skull by Damien Hirst
  • Till Death Do Us Part - Milk - Chocolate Brown True Blue Bubblegum Pink Skull by Damien Hirst
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