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Damien Hirst

 (born 1965)
Damien Hirst is active/lives in England, United States.  Damien Hirst is known for conceptual life and death themed installations.

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst is known for his conceptual works with medical, pharmaceutical, animal and life-cycle themes.  His unique installations, often noted for their shock arousal, first got public attention in the 1990s, when he became part of a group of avant-garde men and women known as 'Young British Artists'.  From the 1990s, his reputation has grown to international recognition, especially from 1994 with a one-person exhibition titled "Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away".  During this show, an angry artist vandalized one of the pieces, Away From The Flock, by pouring ink into the formaldehyde, which was preserving the body of a sheep.  Hirst successfully prosecuted the man and was reimbursed for the damage, but, in fact,  ...  Displaying 750 of 9290 characters.

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Self-portrait with bracelet, 2000

About  Damien Hirst

Born:  1965 - Bristol, England
Known for:  conceptual life and death themed installations