• Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Damien Hirst

     Essays by Gordon Burn and Stuart Morgan
    Designed by Jonathan Barnbrook
    Hardback, 334 pages
    700 illustrations (with 7 gatefolds, 23 die-cuts, 7 pop-ups,
    1 poster and ephemera) 33.8 x 29.5 cm
    This dynamic, provocative and internationally acclaimed collection
    of Hirst's ideas and obsessions is a powerful combination of text
    and visual elements. Each piece is set against a visual narrative
    of drawings, words, photography, typography, pop-ups, and other special effects that make this book like no other. Expressed in his own words and documented with his own selection and arrangement of images, this powerful publication – Hirst's first – is a beguiling collection of his ideas and obsessions about life and art. The book encompasses the entire range of Hirst's work-paintings, sculptures and installations to the date of publication – which continues to provoke both scorn and admiration among critics and viewers.
    An essay by cult novelist Gordon Burn looks at Hirst's work and
    the breadth of its impact. This is a landmark publication that has redefined the fine art monograph.
    Damien Hirst (b. 1965) is a member of the Young British Artists movement and winner of the Turner Prize in 1995. He has had solo exhibitions at White Cube, the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate in London, the Marble Palace in St Petersburg and the Gagosian Gallery in New York and Tate Gallery, London. At Sotheby's in September 2008 Hirst's works set a new record for a sale dedicated to a single artist.

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