Damien Hirst /   Damien Steven Hirst

United Kingdom 1965

Installation, Sculpture, Painting


Damien Hirst
Damien Steven Hirst
United Kingdom
April 4, 2016

Whenever you think that the creative world has seen it all, someone new comes and surprises the public with a witty, genuine, and sometimes even a shocking approach to the craft. There are many artists that have caused a wow factor with their artistic creations, but a few managed to completely change the way art is seen. Often getting a mixed response from the viewers, the British artist Damien Hirst is one of the most prominent contemporary artists present on the current art scene. His unconventional artwork has drawn a lot of attention over the past couple of decades, making him the wealthiest living British artist today.

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Left: Damien Hirst – For the Love of God, 2007 / Right: Damien Hirst – For Heaven’s Sake, 2008

The Triangle of Life, Death, and Creation

The practice of Damien Hirst fuses any person’s biggest questions and concerns, exploring the idea of death, how it fits into life, and how both of these interact with art. The creation of such a triangle came in adolescent years of his life, as he often visited the anatomy department of Leeds Medical School as a part of making life drawings. The idea of death and its part in the life of those not yet consumed by it left a mark on Hirst that can be seen throughout his career. In the years during and following his students days at Goldsmiths college, Hirst’s artistic display was mostly concerned with such ideas, and they are obvious in pieces like With Dead Head (1991) and A Thousand Years (1990). The unusual piece that portrayed a dead cow’s head being consumed by maggots and flies in a tank was the first of its kind and it launched Hirst straight into the limelight of the artistic world of the 1990s. The fact that Charles Saatchi himself was amazed by the piece and bought it straight away definitely helped propel Hirst’s reputation; regardless, the boldness and the angle of viewing things that he displayed in his early days are the qualities that made him dominate the scene during the last decade of the 20th century.

A Thousand Years is an unusual piece which launched Damien Hirst into the limelight of the creative world of the 1990s

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Damien Hirst – A Thousand Years, 1990

Relieving the Issue of Paint

During Hirst’s time at Goldsmiths college, he received a lot more than just the knowledge of painting. His perception of sculpture and painting had drastically changed in this period, leading to some of his most influential series of works. In the second year of studies, Hirst, along with several other colleagues, organized a group exhibition titled Freeze that would end up being a “springboard” for some of the now widely known British artists. The show consisted of three stages and in the last one, Hirst displayed his spot paintings. Painting literal spots of paint on the warehouse walls, the two pieces that were displayed at Freeze would turn into possibly his most prolific series, one which he can be recognized by even today. The paintings were more than just a success for the artist, as he felt a relief making them; Hirst stated that the form solved a lot of issues that he had with color by “pinning down the joy of color.”

Freeze exhibition would end up being a springboard for Hirst’s splendid career

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Damien Hirst – Caproaldehyde, 2003

Unconventional Zoo

Establishing his position in the eye of the public, Hirst continued to give the viewers something that they haven’t seen before. Starting a series in the early 1990s, Hirst set out to create a “zoo of dead animals,” and to a certain point, he’s realized his goal. The series titled Natural History is filled with notorious works generally following the form of preserved creatures placed in steel and glass tanks filled with formaldehyde solution. The piece that can be said to represent not only the series but the modern British art at the end of the 20th century is The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991). Displaying a shark in a vitrine immersed in formaldehyde, Hirst started digging deeper into the meaning of death, changing the perception of pop culture and truly tying together life, death, and art. As the name of the series implies, it wasn’t the only animal inhabiting this “unconventional zoo.” In the following years, Hirst put out several other similar works as part of different exhibitions; the most known ones include Mother and Child Divided featuring a cow and its calf cut in half and displayed in a tank filled with formaldehyde, and Away from the Flock that included a sheep displayed in the same conditions. Although these types of works had raised Hirst’s reputation in the world of painting, there have been quite a few controversies shrouding his practice and actions.

Hirst tied together life, death, and art in his artistic practice

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Damien Hirst – Mother and Child (Divided), Exhibition Copy 2007 (original 1993), 2007

Value of Hirst’s Artworks

Titled as the wealthiest British artist alive, Hirst’s work climbed the steps of monetary value with a seeming ease from the very start of his career. Enticed by his early “animal” installation works, Charles Saatchi bought a piece in 1992 titled The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living for no less than £50,000, which is an astonishing amount for someone just starting out in the art world. Naturally, the numbers only went up for Hirst’s artwork and the fact that speaks of just how rapidly his work has increased in value is that Saatchi had sold The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living a bit over a decade later for £6.5 million. Though it may be hinting towards why he’s the wealthiest British artist alive, this is far from his most expensive piece and the price of the materials used for some of them can tell you why. Presented in the Beyond Belief exhibition in 2007, the For the Love of God sculpture was comprised of a human skull recreated in platinum and decorated by 8,601 diamonds valued at approximately $30 million. Though there is no official record of its sale, Hirst’s initial asking price for this piece was $100 million, making it one of his most valued pieces. Making himself stand out in regards of monetary value of his artwork, even setting the records in the field, was the Beautiful Inside My Head Forever auction at Sotheby’s in 2008; selling a total of 218 items, Hirst managed to raise a total of $198 million, beating the former existing record for a single artist sale by more than 10 times.

Hirst’s work climbed the steps of monetary value with a seeming ease from the very start, unlike the ordinary artists with their pieces

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Damien Hirst – The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991

The Controversies of Hirst’s Art

Damien Hirst is, without a doubt, one of the biggest and most prominent figures on the scene of contemporary art. He has created not just monumental pieces, but whole settings, directions, and routes any artist might choose to follow in the future. However, with the moving of so many borders in a field of practice, there’s bound to be recoil coming out of certain directions and Hirst has seen his fair share of it. As much as he’s been praised on one side, there have been negative connotations and questions of the validity of “art” in his artwork. More than the way Hirst does art, there have been numerous issues of plagiarism following the works of the famous artist. From the pieces from his Natural History series to the acclaimed diamond-filled skull titled For the Love of God, Hirst has tackled the big issues of life and death while often confronting plagiarism claims from various artists. He is also known for bypassing his long-standing galleries on one occasion, selling a complete show at Sotheby’s auction that raised $198 million in 2008. Regardless of the way you might see his art, its intensity and extraordinary composition is hard to ignore. Pushing the boundaries with his ideas, the work of Damien Hirst deals with the notion of death both in its elegance and gruesome details by presenting forms and situations of equal emotional and striking value.

The artist is represented by Gregg Shienbaum Fine ArtPuccio Fine ArtWeng Contemporary, Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Hang-Up Gallery.

Damien Hirst lives and works in Devon, England.

Featured image: Damien Hirst’s Portrait – image via conversations.e-flux.com
All other images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Black SunFondation Beyeler, RiehenGroup
2016Flirting with Strangers: Encounters with Works from the Collection21ER Haus, ViennaGroup
20162016 in with a POP!Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale Group
2016Spring Goes PopGuy Hepner, New YorkGroup
2016BLOOM | Andipa Spring Collection 2016Andippa Gallery, LondonGroup
2016Spring Accrochage 2016Aurifer AG, Schaan / LiechtensteinGroup
2016TritticoFondazione Prada, MilanSolo
2015Art Miami 2015Fine Art Mia, Miamy BeachGroup
2015Damien Hirst LOVEPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2015Damien Hirst - New ReligionPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2015History is Now: 7 Artists Take On BritainHayward Gallery, LondonGroup
2015SchlaflosDas Bett in Geschichte und Gegenwartskunst - 21er Haus, ViennaGroup
2015Printed MatterEleven Fine Art, LondonGroup
2015Patron Artists Of Fgap: Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andreas Gursky And Takashi MurakamiPinchuk Art Centre, KievGroup
2014Damien Hirst - Black Scalpel CityscapesWhite Cube, São PauloSolo
2014SchizophrenogenesisPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2014Damien Hirst - The Psalms McCabe Fine Art, StockholmSolo
2014Memento Mori – Damien HirstGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The HagueSolo
2014Sculptors' JewelleryGallery Pangolin, ChalfordGroup
2014Horror VacuiGagosian Gallery, AthensGroup
2014La Gioia Through the eyes of three Italian art collectorsMaison Particulière, BrusselsGroup
2014Late HarvestNevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NVGroup
2014Mini-CrucibleGallery Pangolin, ChalfordGroup
2014Liverpool Biennial - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, LiverpoolGroup
2014Beyond and Between - LeeumSamsung Museum of Art, SeoulGroup
2014Índex 4Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico CityGroup
2014Summer GuestsGalerie Bruno Bischofberger, ZurichGroup
2014The Shock Of The NewMead Carney Fine Art, LondonGroup
2014Superpop!Gösta Serlachius Museum of Fine Arts, MänttäGroup
2014Damian Hirst: Elizabeth Peyton Peter DoigMultiple - gallery A-zone, OkayamaGroup
2014Damien Hirst | James VerbickyDTR Modern Galleries, Boston, MAGroup
2014The Shaped Canvas, RevisitedLuxembourg & Dayan, New York City, NYGroup
2014Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary ArtHenry Moore Institute, LeedsGroup
2014Corporeality and SexualityKunstglaube, ViennaGroup
2014Inquieto NovecentoLu.C.C.A, Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, LUGroup
2014Rot Von Farblichen Akzenten Zur Monochromie Galerie Koch, Hannover Group
2014Sculpture ShowPatricia Low Contemporary, St. MoritzGroup
2014Where There’s a Will, There’s a WayPinchuk Art Centre, KievGroup
2014The Traces of TimeAmy Li Gallery, BeijingGroup
2013Damien Hirst : RelicsAlriwaq Doha, DohaSolo
2013Damien Hirst: He Tried to Internalise Everything, 1992-1994The New Art Gallery Walsall,Walsall, West MidlandsSolo
2013Damien Hirst: Entomology Cabinets and Paintings, Scalpel BladePaintings and Colour Charts -White Cube, Hong KongSolo
2013Damien HirstGalerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QCSolo
2013Summer in GstaadPatricia Low Contemporary, GstaadGroup
2013Artists of the Colony RoomEngland & Co, LondonGroup
2013Edition # I | Contemporary PrintsEOA.Projects, Abingdon, OxfordshireGroup
2013Piston Head: Artists Engage the AutomobileVenus Over Manhattan, New York City, NYGroup
2013konnektor #23 KunstperlenForum für Künste, HannoverGroup
2013Where There’s a Will, There’s a WayPinchuk Art Centre, KievGroup
2013Ausweitung der Kampfzone. Die Sammlung. 1968-2000Neue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup
2013Bal HarbourRosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2013Théâtre du mondeLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2013CandyBlain|Southern, LondonGroup
2013De leur Temps 4: NantesCentre d’art Le hangar à Bananes - Le Hab, NantesGroup
2013The anatomy lessonGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The HagueGroup
2013Ruhe-Störung - Streifzüge durch die Welten der CollageMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2013British British Polish Polish: Art From Europe's Edges In The Long '90s And TodayCentre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, WarsawGroup
2013Der schein | glanz, glamour, illusionKestnergesellschaft, HannoverGroup
2013Summer ExhibitionOpus Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneGroup
2013Colección Juan Yarur: Un Relato PersonalMAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, SantiagoGroup
2013Modern Print Masters StockThe Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, ScotlandGroup
2013Critique and Crises. Art in Europe Since 1945Kumu Art Museum, TallinnGroup
2013Computer AidedMasur Museum of Art, Monroe, LAGroup
2013In alle statenMuseum Dr. Guislain, GhentGroup
2013Die Sammlung #321er Haus, ViennaGroup
2013PinkThe Columns, SeoulGroup
2013Stocked: Contemporary Art From The Grocery AislesScottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZGroup
2013Collection Platform 4: Emotion and TechnologyPinchuk Art Centre, KievGroup
2013All You Need IS LOVEMori Art Museum, TokyoGroup
2013First ShowMcCabe Fine Art, StockholmGroup
2013Poesia - Werke Sammlung Rik ReinkingStädtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DelmenhorstGroup
201313 RoomsKaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, NSWGroup
2013The Gesture and the SignWhite Cube, São PauloGroup
2013From Page to Space (Vom Blatt zum Raum)Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, KaufbeurenGroup
2013Contemporary Edition PrintsFabrik Contemporary Art, Hong KongGroup
2013Group ShowGagosian Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2013The Desire for FreedomArte in Europa dal 1945 - Palazzo Reale, MilanGroup
2013Große GefühleKunsthalle Krems, KremsGroup
2013Arario Collection ExhibitionArario Gallery Cheonan, Cheonan-siGroup
2013Sculptors' Prints and Drawings 2013Gallery Pangolin, ChalfordGroup
2013Sous influences - arts plastiques et psychotropesLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2013Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery AislesUlrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KSGroup
2013INSTRUCTIONS - TILT TO AND FROPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonGroup
2012Damien Hirst - Two weeks one summerPinchuk Art Centre, KievSolo
2012Damien Hirst: Metal SoulsModern Art Gallery Sofia, SofiaSolo
2012Damien Hirst: Editions 2000 - 2012Opus Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneSolo
2012Damien Hirst - Contemporary EditionsFabrik Contemporary Art, Hong KongSolo
2012Damien Hirst – New ReligionAsian Art Works, BeijingSolo
2012Damien Hirst - Two Weeks One SummerWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2012Damien HirstIKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CASolo
2012Damien Hirst - Gallery OneGrayshott, East HampshireSolo
2012Damien HirstTate Modern, LondonSolo
2012Damien Hirst: Utopia Paul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2012Postcard From... Damien Hirst NucleohistoneFondazione Pastificio Cerere, RomeSolo
2012Nucleohistone. Manifesto di Damien HirstMACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, RomeSolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011Gagosian Gallery, RomeSolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011Gagosian Gallery, AthensSolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 Gagosian Gallery, London Solo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 January 12 - February 18, 2012Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011Gagosian Gallery, GenevaSolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011Gagosian Gallery, LondonSolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011Gagosian Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2012Damien Hirst - The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011Gagosian Gallery, ParisSolo
2012Painting without PaintDavid Risley Gallery, CopenhagenGroup
2012Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back - The Logan Collection At SfmomaSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012A Selection of Pop ArtGalerie Leu, MunichGroup
2012Untitled (Giotto's O)Sperone Westwater Gallery, LuganoGroup
2012Living Loss: The Experience of Illness in ArtLewis Glucksman Gallery, CorkGroup
2012Die Sammlung #221er Haus, ViennaGroup
2012In Search of TimeBroad Art Museum, East LansingGroup
2012Life is Sweet, Death is SweeterSkot Foreman Gallery, Dania Beach, FLGroup
2012To Hope, To Tremble, To LiveThe Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, West YorkshireGroup
2012XXX. Europaratsausstellung - Verführung Freiheit. Kunst In Europa Seit 1945Deutsches Historisches Museum - DHM, BerlinGroup
2012Private corporate VIIDaimler Contemporary, Berlin Group
2012From Page to SpaceGalerija Murska Sobota, Murska SobotaGroup
2012Testing Testing 1.2.3 : SongEun CollectionSongEun ArtSpace, SeoulGroup
2012Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family FoundationJoslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NEGroup
2012Contemporary British SculptureVan de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Beyond RealityGalerie Rudolfinum, PragueGroup
2012To Be With Art Is All We AskAstrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, OsloGroup
2012Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty YearsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Artandpress Kunst. Wahrheit. WirklichkeitZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2012The Art Of Chess  The Saatchi Gallery, LondonGroup
2012A Collection of Prominent WorksCollectors Contemporary, SingaporeGroup
2012This is BritainOpus Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneGroup
2012Chamberlain, Gursky, Hirst, Kusama, PrinceGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CAGroup
2012Cheer Up! It’s not the end of the world…Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
2012Off The Wall: Established Contemporary Emin, Goldin, Hirst, Smith, Walker, WarholContemporary Wing, Washington, DCGroup
2012Summer ExhibitionOpus Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneGroup
2012OFF THE WALL: STREET ARTContemporary Wing, Washington, DCGroup
2012Luxe : Mode D'emploiPassage de Retz, ParisGroup
2012Best of BritishGalleryOne, Grayshott, East HampshireGroup
2012The Big Ones! Works from the collection of the International Centre of Graphic ArtsInternational Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), LjubljanaGroup
2012Sir Peter Blake and Pop ArtWetpaint Gallery, CirencesterGroup
2012Contemporary Print MakingJealous Gallery, LondonGroup
2012Controversy: the power of artMornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VICGroup
2012Punkt.Systeme - Vom Pointillismus zum PixelWilhelm Hack Museum, LudwigshafenGroup
2012Who's Paying You?Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal, QCGroup
2012Die Sammlung: The Collection21er Haus, ViennaGroup
2012Made In Britain - Contemporary Art From The British Council Collection 1980 - 2010National Gallery of Arts, TiranaGroup
2012À reboursVenus Over Manhattan, New York City, NYGroup
2012Beyond the ParamountGalerie Michael Janssen, BerlinGroup
2012ZeitlosPositionen der Malerei, Hilger modern - Hilger modern, Vienna Group
2012WomenKimhyunjoo Gallery, SeoulGroup
2012The Artists’ Postcard ShowSpike Island, BristolGroup
2012At Home Living with Art & DesignThe Columns, SeoulGroup
2012ElevenEleven Fine Art, LondonGroup
2012ArtandpressMartin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinGroup
2012Inauguration - 2 Avenue MatignonGalerie Laurent Strouk, ParisGroup
2012Brucennial 2012 - Harder. Betterer. Fasterer. StrongererBrucennial, New York City, NYGroup
2012Friends & Family - Kenny SchachterROVE Projects LLP, LondonGroup
2012Print OutMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Contemporary mastersOpera Gallery, LondonGroup
2012Living LegendsOlyvia Fine Art, LondonGroup
2012AccrochageBen Brown Fine Arts, Hong KongGroup
2012Domination, Hegemony and The PanopticonTraffic, DubaiGroup
2012Theatre Of The WorldMona - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TASGroup
2012Space I, IIGana Art Gallery, SeoulGroup
2011Death or GloryPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2011Damien Hirst: Prints and Works on PapersHilger modern, Vienna Solo
2011Damien Hirst - DonationARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, IshojSolo
2011Skateboards: Art on the PlyLyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CTSolo
2011The Dead and The SoulsGow Langsford Gallery, AucklandSolo
2011Do it yourselfFundacion Canal, MadridSolo
2011New Religion At Thessaloniki MmcaPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2011New ReligionArt Box, ThessalonikiSolo
2011Damien Hirst - Forgotten PromisesGagosian Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2011Very BritishEastmen Gallery, HasseltGroup
2011What Made Us FamousOlyvia Fine Art, LondonGroup
2011Moderne: Selbstmord der Kunst?Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, GrazGroup
2011Notes Towards a Supreme FictionCeri Hand Gallery, LondonGroup
2011Relate34FineArt, Cape TownGroup
2011Collection Platform 2: CirculationPinchuk Art Centre, KievGroup
2011Fresh CreamOpus Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneGroup
2011Mémoires du futur - la collection OlbrichtLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2011Structure  &  AbsenceWhite Cube, LondonGroup
2011FaithSims Reed Gallery, LondonGroup
2011The Best Of FabrikFabrik Contemporary Art, Hong KongGroup
2011In the Name of the ArtistsAstrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, OsloGroup
2011The Art Must Go OnGalleria Cardi, Pietrasanta, LUGroup
2011TrafficTraffic, DubaiGroup
2011#40 Ideal HomeChelsea space, LondonGroup
2011Circa 1986HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NYGroup
2011Francois Pinault Collection: Agony and EcstasySongEun ArtSpace, SeoulGroup
2011Bite: Artists Making PrintsMall Galleries, LondonGroup
2011Pasiones ContemporáneasMuseo de Arte de Ponce, PonceGroup
2011Yokohama Triennale 2011Yokohama Triennale, YokohamaGroup
2011Selected works - August 2011Stalke Galleri, Stalke Out Of Space, Artstamp.dk, Kirke SaabyGroup
2011Taguchi Art Collection - Global New ArtSompo Japan Museum of Art, TokyoGroup
2011Made in Britain: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection 1980–2010Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong KongGroup
2011Kunstkörperlich-Körperkünstlich 3, BodiesKunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, OsnabruckGroup
2011Adventures In WonderlandMdM Museum, Porto CervoGroup
2011Made in ItalyGagosian Gallery, RomeGroup
2011El intervalo luminoso: The D.Daskalopoulos CollectionMuseo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, BilbaoGroup
2011Pop Art HeavyweightsFabrik Contemporary Art, Hong KongGroup
2011Scream Collection Part IIScream London, LondonGroup
2011Artists for Kettle's YardKettle's Yard, Cambridge, CambridgeshireGroup
2011Gallery SelectionsBarbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011The Art of ChessUniversity of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, QLDGroup
2011The Abstract AutographKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup
2011Collection Platform 1: CirculationPinchuk Art Centre, KievGroup
2011After ParadiseJason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011I promise to love you - Caldic CollectieKunsthal Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2011MonanismMona - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TASGroup
2011Modern British SculptureRoyal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
2011New Art - Formerly Known As: New ArtCircleculture Gallery, BerlinGroup
2011Rhythm in ArtGaain Gallery, SeoulGroup
2010Damien Hirst: Print MakerThe Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County DurhamSolo
2010Medicine CabinetsMnuchin Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2010Damien Hirst - Poisons + RemediesGagosian Gallery, LondonSolo
2010Damien Hirst - The SoulsPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2010Unique | Editions | Works On PaperAndipa Gallery, LondonSolo
2010The BestGallery Mano, SeoulSolo
2010Dark TreesGaleria Hilario Galguera, LeipzigSolo
2010Damien Hirst: Death In VeniceGalleria Michela Rizzo, VeniceSolo
2010Damien Hirst - End of an EraGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2010Damien Hirst - Theology, Philosophy, Medicine, JusticeGalerie Andrea Caratsch, ZurichSolo
2010Dark Trees (Preview)Galeria Hilario Galguera, LeipzigSolo
201021st Century: Art in the First DecadeQueensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art,Brisbane, QLDGroup
2010Plus Ultra - Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re RebaudengoMACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), RomeGroup
2010Gagosian Pop-Up!Gagosian Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Christmas with CorianderJill George Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Christmas RodeoAntonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, MilanGroup
2010Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando?Museo MAGA, Gallarte, VAGroup
2010Then : Now34FineArt, Cape TownGroup
2010Heavenly CreaturesAubin Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Covering the wall. Contemporary wallpapersMusée de Pully, PullyGroup
2010Covering the wall. Contemporary wallpapersMUDAC - Musée de design es d`arts appliques contemporains, LausanneGroup
2010Out of the Office Ruhr 2010Kunstmuseum Bochum, GermanyGroup
2010Scream CollectionScream London, LondonGroup
2010Contemporary Eye: CrossoversPallant House Gallery, Chichester, West SussexGroup
2010Multiple Visions NICC - New International Cultural Centre, AntwerpGroup
2010Decadence Now! Visions of ExcessGalerie Rudolfinum, PragueGroup
2010Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in 4 Acts: Act 2: Subversive AbstractionWhitechapel Art Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Young British ArtJohyun Gallery, BusanGroup
2010AbstractionsGalerie Pierre-Alain Challier, ParisGroup
2010Cream - KiasmaMuseum of Contemporary Art, HelsinkiGroup
2010HOlesDaniel Reich Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Sothebys - Beyond LimitsChatsworth House, Bakewell, DerbyshireGroup
2010Crucible 2010 Crucible, GloucesterGroup
2010Summer ExhibitionOpus Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneGroup
2010NEW : Group Exhibition34FineArt, Cape TownGroup
2010Summer ShowAndipa Gallery, LondonGroup
2010The Esprit of Gestures. Hans Hartung, Informel and Its ImpactKupferstichkabinett, BerlinGroup
2010Lebenslust und TotentanzKunsthalle Krems, KremsGroup
2010Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and ActionWhite Cube, LondonGroup
2010SystematicZabludowicz Collection London, LondonGroup
2010Summer Sale: Drawings, Paintings and ObjectsBarbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010The Facebook ShowMuseum of New Art, MONA, Pontiac, MIGroup
2010Contemporary British ArtistsSerge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Hope!Palais des Arts Dinard, DinardGroup
2010Pop Life: Art in a Material WorldNational Gallery of Canada, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ONGroup
2010Modern Master Print Show, Part OneFoss Fine Art, LondonGroup
2010HeartGalerie Laurent Strouk, ParisGroup
2010Efecto Drácula comunidades en transformaciónMuseo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico CityGroup
2010Damien Hirst Michael JooHaunch of Venison, BerlinGroup
2010Art (Magenta)Galerie Haas & Fuchs, BerlinGroup
2010VulnerabilityFlatland Gallery, UtrechtGroup
2010Dead or AliveMuseum of Arts and Design, New York City, NYGroup
2010Works from the Gallery CollectionCarl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2010The Art of ChessProjectB Contemporary Art, MilanGroup
2010Global Art ShowThe Columns, SeoulGroup
2010The Art of chessDOX - Centre for contemporary art, PragueGroup
2010I love youARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, AarhusGroup
2010The Great British ShowFabrik Contemporary Art, Hong KongGroup
2010Ybas RetrospectiveJealous Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Visual ConceptualNational Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, MoscowGroup
2010Conversations IITravesia Cuatro, MadridGroup
2010Pop Life - Warhol, Haring, Koons, Hirst, …Hamburger Kunsthalle, HamburgGroup
2010Crash Gagosian Gallery, London Group
2010The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary Art from the British Council CollectionMinsheng Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
2010Augenschmaus - Vom Essen im StilllebbenBank Austria Kunstforum, ViennaGroup
2010Shelf LifeHaifa Museum of Art, HaifaGroup
2010C'est La Vie! Vanites De Caravage A Damien HirstVanites Du Xv Au Xxi Siecle - Argos,BrusselsGroup
2010C'est la vie ! Vanités de Caravage à Damien HirstMusée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, ParisGroup
2010Dopplereffekt - Bilder in Kunst und WissenschaftKunsthalle zu Kiel, KielGroup
2010Michael Landy : Art BinSLG South London Gallery, LondonGroup
2010FYI – The Reflected Gaze Self Portraiture TodayTorrance Art Museum, Torrance, CAGroup
2010Art for YouLeeahn Gallery, DaeguGroup
2009The DeadTriumph Gallery, MoscowSolo
2009Damien Hirst - PharmacyBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, GatesheadSolo
2009The DeadOther Criteria, LondonSolo
2009Damien Hirst - Works on PaperCoskun Fine Art, LondonSolo
2009Damien Hirst: Life, Death and LoveGalerie Rudolfinum, PragueSolo
2009Requiem. Damien HirstPinchuk Art Centre, KievSolo
2009Damien HirstLeeahn Gallery, DaeguSolo
2009Damien Hirst Cathedral PrintsBarbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2009Spot Etchings and Unique PrintsAndipa Gallery, LondonSolo
2008Damien HirstFabrik Contemporary Art, Hong KongSolo
2008Damien HirstMuseum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, COSolo
2008Damien Hirst - Les EstampesGalerie Pierre-Alain Challier, ParisSolo
2008Focus: Damien HirstKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOSolo
2008Damien Hirst : New ReligionPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2007Damien Hirst : New ReligionPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2007Damien Hirst - Life, Death and LoveKunsthuset Kabuso, OysteseSolo
2007Damien Hirst: Beyond BeliefWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2007The five aspeccts of godKulturforum in Herz Jesu e.V., CologneSolo
2007Damien Hirst: New ReligionSerge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2007Damien Hirst : New Religion, at WallspacePaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2007Damien Hirst - SuperstitionGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2007Damien Hirst - SuperstitionGagosian Gallery, LondonSolo
2007Damien Hirst - Four Works from The Broad Art FoundationPortland Art Museum, Portland, ORSolo
2006Damien HirstGalería Hilario Galguera, Mexico CitySolo
2006VisitacionesGaleria Hilario Galguera, LeipzigSolo
2006Damien Hirst - Corpus: Drawings 1981 - 2006Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2006Damien Hirst - The Last Supper100 Tonson Gallery, BangkokSolo
2006Damien Hirst - A Thousand Years & Triptychs Gagosian Gallery, London Solo
2006Damien Hirst - New ReligionStavanger Art Museum, StavangerSolo
2006En un giro, la acción del mundo sobre las cosasC5 Colección, Santiago de CompostelaSolo
2006Damien Hirst - La Muerte de DiosGalería Hilario Galguera, Mexico CitySolo
2006La muerte de DiosGaleria Hilario Galguera, LeipzigSolo
2006Damien Hirst - The Bilotti Paintings: Matthew, Mark, Luke and JohnNorton Museum of Art,West Palm Beach, FLSolo
2005Damien Hirst : New ReligionPaul Stolper Gallery, LondonSolo
2005Damien HirstAstrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, OsloSolo
2005Damien Hirst - The Last SupperUpstairs berlin, BerlinSolo
2005Damien Hirst - The Elusive TruthGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2005Damien Hirst - The Bilotti Paintings Gagosian Gallery, London Solo
2005A Selection of Works by Damien HirstMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MASolo
2003Demian Herst - From the Cradle to the GraveThe State Russian Museum - Marble Palace, St. PetersburgSolo
2003Damien Hirst - Romance in the Age of UncertaintyWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2003The Last SupperRudolf Budja Galerie, Artmosphere Salzburg, SalzburgSolo
2003Damien Hirst - In a Spin, the Action of the World on ThingsGalerie Aurel Scheibler,CologneSolo
2003The Last SupperRudolf Budja Galerie, Artmosphere Graz, GrazSolo
2003Damien Hirst RetrospectiveThe Saatchi Gallery, London Solo
2003Demian Hirst. The last supper MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile,SantiagoSolo
2002Focus on Damien HirstAstrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, OsloSolo
2000Damien Hirst - Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and FindingsGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo

Total Turnover: $576,225,621

Total Number Of Artworks Sold: 3379

Total Sell Through Rate: 72.64%

Artworks Sold Price Range



Total Turnover: $576,225,621

Number Of Artworks Sold

Total Number Of Artworks Sold: 3379

Sell Through Rate

Total Sell Through Rate: 72.64%
Damien Hirst-Valium-2000

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Valium
  • Size: image 121.9 x 121.9; sheet 127.0 x 127.0 cm
  • Medium : Lambda inkjet print in colours on glossy Fujicolor Professional Paper
  • Creation Year: 2000
  • Last Estimated Price: $6,384 - $8,937
  • Last Hammer Price: $15,321 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $15,321 *
Damien Hirst-Aurous Lodide-2009

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Aurous Lodide
  • Size: image 76.4 x 56.1; sheet 98.0 x 76.0 cm
  • Medium : Screenprint in colours with gold glitter on wove paper
  • Creation Year: 2009
  • Last Estimated Price: $6,384 - $8,937
  • Last Hammer Price: $12,767 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $12,767 *
Damien Hirst-Camino Real-2018

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Camino Real
  • Size: image & panel 90.0 x 90.0 cm
  • Medium : Diasec mounted giclee print in colours on aluminium composite panel
  • Creation Year: 2018
  • Last Estimated Price: $6,384 - $8,937
  • Last Hammer Price: $6,384 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $6,384 *
Damien Hirst-Pharmaceuticals-2005

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Pharmaceuticals
  • Size: image 105.8 x 84.0; sheet 127.0 x 101.8 cm
  • Medium : Digital print in colours on Somerset wove paper
  • Creation Year: 2005
  • Last Estimated Price: $12,767 - $19,151
  • Last Hammer Price: $11,491 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $11,491 *
Damien Hirst-Moments Of Madness-2008

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Moments Of Madness
  • Size: 56 x 61.2 x 8.2 cm
  • Medium : Glass, stainless steel, steel, aluminum, nickel and cubic zirconia
  • Creation Year: 2008
  • Last Estimated Price: $250,000 - $350,000
  • Last Hammer Price: $240,000 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $240,000 *
Damien Hirst-Infinite Love-2001

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Infinite Love
  • Size: 187.9 x 172.7 cm
  • Medium : Butterflies and household gloss on canvas
  • Creation Year: 2001
  • Last Estimated Price: $300,000 - $500,000
  • Last Hammer Price: Not Sold
  • Highest Hammer Price: Not Sold
Damien Hirst-Ventolin-2005

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Ventolin
  • Size: 66 x 76.2 cm
  • Medium : Household gloss on canvas
  • Creation Year: 2005
  • Last Estimated Price: $120,000 - $180,000
  • Last Hammer Price: $160,000 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $160,000 *
Damien Hirst-Charity (Maquette)-2003

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Charity (Maquette)
  • Size: 102 x 38 x 38 cm
  • Medium : Acrylic paint on bronze and coins
  • Creation Year: 2003
  • Last Estimated Price: $50,000 - $70,000
  • Last Hammer Price: $38,000 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $38,000 *
Damien Hirst-Butyrylcholine Iodide-2003

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  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Artwork: Butyrylcholine Iodide
  • Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
  • Medium : Household gloss on canvas
  • Creation Year: 2003
  • Last Estimated Price: $70,000 - $100,000
  • Last Hammer Price: $85,000 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $85,000 *