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Damien Hirst. Early Life. Born on June 7, 1965 in Bristol, England Raised Catholic Showed an interest in the grisly and gruesome aspects of life as a young child His mother described him as a morbid child

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Damien hirst

Damien Hirst


Early life

Early Life

  • Born on June 7, 1965 in Bristol, England

  • Raised Catholic

  • Showed an interest in the grisly and gruesome aspects of life as a young child

  • His mother described him as a morbid child

  • As a teenager, he was interested in drawing and fascinated with images of disease and injury

  • His father left the family when he was twelve years old

  • His mother supported his passion for drawing


Education

Education

  • Studied at the Goldsmith’s College at the University of London

  • During college, he put together a breath-taking exhibit entitled “Freeze” in 1988

  • He soon became well-known for his unusual materials and challenging art concepts

  • One of his early works, “With Dead Head,” illustrates his interest in death


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“With Dead Head,” created in 1992, is a gelatin silver print mounted on aluminum featuring an artist posing next to a severed head in a morgue.


Education continued

(Education continued…)

  • Hirst received support from art collector Charles Saatchi, who collected his pieces and lent him financial assistance

  • Hirst’s reputation advanced


Career

Career

  • Had his first solo exhibition at the Woodstock Street Gallery in London in 1991

  • Participated in the Young British Artists show where he displayed “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”

  • Became one of the best known artists in Britain because of his gruesome and controversial works

  • Won the prestigious Turner Prize in 1995

  • One of the world’s wealthiest artists today

  • Currently lives in Devon, England with his American girlfriend and their three sons

  • Launched his own skateboard line in 2011


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“For the Love of God”

“The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”


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“Mother and Child Divided”


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“Legend and Myth”

“Verity”


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Sources

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/photographs/damien-hirst-with-dead-head-5128500-details.aspx

http://www.biography.com/people/damien-hirst-20683781?page=1

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=damien+hirst&start=109&num=10&um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&biw=1814&bih=1132&tbm=isch&tbnid=ED4VfDUvWDxpUM:&imgrefurl=http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/04/05/


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