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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

Work Togetherness Damien Hirst presented at auction Sotheby's in London.

“Togetherness”, which Hirst presented at auction Sotheby’s in London

British artist Damien Hirst poses beside his work, tiger shark in an aquarium with formaldehyde

Hirst poses beside his work, tiger shark in an aquarium with formaldehyde

People are reflected in the installations at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Art installation at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Pinchuk, Ukrainian businessman and owner of art gallery is watching the British artist Hirst creating one of his works at the center of contemporary art PinchukArtCentre in Kiev

Pinchuk, Ukrainian businessman and owner of art gallery is watching the British artist Hirst creating one of his works at the center of contemporary art PinchukArtCentre in Kiev

British artist Damien Hirst poses beside one of his works in Kiev

Damien Hirst poses beside one of his works in Kiev

British artist Damien Hirst poses beside one of his works - cow, in Kiev

Artist Damien Hirst poses beside one of his works – cow, in Kiev

A security guard stands near paintings by Damien Hirst at Gagosian Gallery in London

A security guard stands near paintings by Damien Hirst at Gagosian Gallery in London

Works by British artist Hirst and American artist Chu (Joo) at a gallery in Berlin

Works by British artist Hirst and American artist Chu (Joo) at a gallery in Berlin

British artist Hirst and American artist Chu (Joo) pose for a photo in a gallery in Berlin

American artist Chu (Joo) and Hirst pose for a photo in a gallery in Berlin

The representative of the media looks at Damien Hirst's work "Divided Mother and Child"

The representative of the media looks at Damien Hirst’s work “Divided Mother and Child”

The works of art presented at Sotheby's.

The works of art presented at Sotheby’s

Visitors watch the work of British artist Damien Hirst at exhibition center Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria

Visitors watch the work of Damien Hirst at exhibition center Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria

Art college student looking at work by British artist Damien Hirst in Mexico City.

Art college student looking at work by Hirst in Mexico City

A visitor sits on a chair outside the installation by British artist Damien Hirst in Mexico City

Art installation by Hirst in Mexico City

Visitors watch the work Mother and Child Divided by British artist Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

Mother and Child Divided by Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

One of the works from the series Spin Painting by Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

One of the works from the series Spin Painting by Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

A visitor looking at one of the works from the series Spin Painting by British artist Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

One of the works from the series Spin Painting by Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

A visitor looks installation A Thousand Years by British artist Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

A Thousand Years installation by Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

British artist Damien Hirst poses in front of his triptych Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven in the gallery Tate Modern in London.

English artist Hirst poses in front of his triptych Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven in the gallery Tate Modern in London

British artist Damien Hirst posing in front of his triptych Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven in the gallery Tate Modern in London.

Triptych Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven

Sculpture Hymn by British artist Damien Hirst near the gallery, Tate Modern in London

Sculpture Hymn by Hirst near the gallery, Tate Modern in London

Spin Painting by British artist Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

Spin Painting by Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

The work The Sleep of Reason by Damien Hirst is represented in the auction Sotheby's in London.

The Sleep of Reason by Hirst, represented in the auction Sotheby’s in London

Visitors are reflected in the installation Lullaby, The Seasons by British artist Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

Lullaby, The Seasons by Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

Visitors watch the work Mother and Child Divided by British artist Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

Mother and Child Divided by Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

Visitors watch the installation Trinity - Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology by British artist Damien Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

Trinity – Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology by Hirst at the gallery Tate Modern in London

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