Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst studied at Goldsmiths College in London and first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated “Freeze,” an exhibition of his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths. In the near quarter century since that pivotal show, Hirst has become one of the most prominent artists of his generation. Many of his works are widely recognized, from the shark suspended in formaldehyde, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991) and his spot, spin and butterfly paintings, through to later works such as the diamond skull For the Love of God (2007).
Throughout his work, Hirst takes a direct and challenging approach to ideas about existence. His work calls into question our awareness and convictions about the boundaries that separate desire and fear, life and death, reason and faith, love and hate. Hirst uses the tools and iconography of science and religion, creating sculptures and paintings whose beauty and intensity offer the viewer insight into art that transcends our familiar understanding of those domains.

Precious – From Picasso to Jeff Koons
The complete collection of 161 jewels put together over the years by Diane Venet, some of which never...
08 Feb 2015 - 16 Aug 2015
Rack ‘em up: British Contemporary Editions
Rack ’em up: British Contemporary Editions, 1990 – 2000 focusses on editions produced by the...
04 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
Very Important People
A Very Important Person (VIP) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status...
06 Feb 2015 - 23 Mar 2015
Damien Hirst: Entomology Cabinets and Paintings, Scalpel Blade Paintings and Colour Charts
Damien Hirst’s exhibition at White Cube Hong Kong features cabinets and paintings from the Entomology...
21 Feb 2013 - 04 May 2013
White Cube Hong Kong
A triple tour, works from the Pinault Collection
The Centre des monuments nationaux presents A triple tour, an exhibition of works from the Pinault Collection,...
21 Oct 2013 - 06 Jan 2014
Damien Hirst & Felix Gonzales-Torres: Candy
Candy, an exhibition bringing together the work of Damien Hirst and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, will open...
10 Oct 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
The spaces of the Cisterna –a preexisting building made up of three adjacent vertical structures which...
09 May 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Fondazione Prada, Milan
Dont’ Shoot The Painter. Paintings from UBS Art Collection.
New event with masterpieces from the UBS Art Collection: the GAM and the Municipality of Milan with UBS...
17 Jun 2015 - 04 Oct 2015
GAM Milano
Damien Hirst: Black Scalpel Cityscapes
The Black Scalpel Cityscapes are made up of vast numbers of surgical instruments that combine to create...
11 Nov 2014 - 31 Jan 2015
White Cube, São Paulo
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016
In 2002, the Kunstmuseum Basel presented the exhibition “Painting on the Move”. At three...
19 Apr 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
Kunstmuseum Basel
Curated by?
The exhibition presents a group of works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, selected by the...
30 Jun 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana showcase the new, incredibly immersive exhibition by Damien Hirst,...
09 Apr 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
Palazzo Grassi
Damien Hirst: Mandalas
After seven years of absence from the gallery, the artist is having a major solo show at White Cube Mason’s...
20 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
White Cube Mason’s Yard
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