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Damien Hirst | the artist



The artist Damien Hirst
Born June 7 1965, Bristol, England.
Lives and works in Devon, UK, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Painting, Turner Prize, BritArt, Neo-Pop, Postminimalism, Ready Made Art,

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965 and became a prominent member of the YBA’s (Young British Artists) collective in the early nineties. Many of his early works were purchased by world famous advertising guru Charles Saatchi. Click on the images above to find your favourite amongst our Damien Hirst prints today!


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Spots Car Painting. This was Hirst’s first collaborative work, painted for the Aids charity Crusaid. Paul Simonon was an art student in the mid-1970s before leaving to play bass guitar for the punk band The Clash. Since the demise of The Clash in 1984 he has become a full-time painter. Simonon painted the Citroën car and Hirst added his trademark spots over the top. Hirst has produced a series of spot paintings, featuring spots of regular size and distribution, painted on canvases of different shapes and sizes.

Damien Hirst gets so buried under hype - his own and other people’s - that it is sometimes difficult to remember that he is just an artist…

Works in the TATE collection

For the Love of God is a life-size cast of a human skull in platinum, covered entirely by 8,601 VVS to flawless pavé-set diamonds, weighing a total of 1,106.18 carats.

Works in the MOMA collection

national galleries Scotland Works