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Damien Hirst (British, b.1965)
LOT ID: 79814
Valium, 2000

Mixed Media, lambda print on full gloss Archive paper
50 х 50 in. (127 x 127 cm.)
Signed, and numbered
Print/Casting Year 2000
Edition of 500
Foundry/Publisher Eyestorm, pub.
Lot description
Damien Hirst
Valium, 2000
Lambda on Gloss Fuji Archive
48in x 48in (122cm x 122 cm)
Accompanied by it's original Eyestorm certificate of authenticity

Since he first came into the public eye when he co-curated the controversial ‘Freeze’ exhibition of 1988, Damien Hirst has created and drawn attention to a generation of artists who became known as the Young British Artists, and played an important part in defining the Britart ‘movement’.

Turner prize winner Hirst first gained prominence as a key member of the Young British Artist movement of the 1990s. His work relentlessly interrogates the boundaries between art, science, the media and popular culture. Constantly dynamic, his work takes diverse forms, from the aesthetically pleasing spill and spot paintings to controversial Butcher Shop series in which dead sheep, shark and cows are preserved and displayed in glass cases. It was this innovative creativity that famously caught the attention of collector Charles Saatchi.

Over a decade later, Hirst retains all of the notoriety demonstrated at early shows such as Frieze - organized by Hirst himself whilst still studying at Goldsmiths college – and Sensation. His recent work For the Love of God, a platinum cast, diamond encrusted human skull worth $100 million was exhibited at London gallery White Cube and proved his continuing ability to generate unprecedented attention and cause controversy. Hirst has reached iconic status with the £9.6 million Sotheby’s sale of Lullaby Spring in June 2007, making Hirst the most expensive living artist at auction.
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