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When Death is art Damien Steven Hirst

When Death is art Damien Steven Hirst. English artist

When Death is art Damien Steven Hirst

When Death is art Damien Steven Hirst
Born in 1965, Damien Steven Hirst is Britain’s richest living artist, with his wealth valued at 215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. In fact, Death is a central theme in Hirst’s works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which present dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow), and ometimes dissected—in formaldehyde. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot (4.3 m) tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a vitrine became his iconic work. Besides, in the 1990s, it became the symbol of Britart worldwide.
Meanwhile, in September 2008, his show “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever”, sold at Sotheby’s raising 111 million pounds ($198 million). Besides, it broke the record for a one-artist auction. As well as Hirst’s own record with 10.3 million for The Golden Calf, an animal with 18-carat gold horns and hooves, preserved in formaldeh.

For the Love of God, a human skull recreated in platinum and adorned with 8,601 diamonds weighing a total of 1,106.18 carats

For the Love of God, a human skull recreated in platinum and adorned with 8,601 diamonds weighing a total of 1,106.18 carats

According to the artist, he used approximately 15,000,000 pounds worth of diamonds. Modeled on an 18th century skull, but the only surviving human part of the original is the teeth.

When Death is art Damien Steven Hirst

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