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D a m i e n H i r s t<br />

S el ec t ed W o r k s


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> was born in 1965 in Bristol, UK. He lives and works in London and Gloucestershire. Since 1987, over 90 solo <strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> exhibitions have taken place<br />

worldwide, and he has been included in over 300 group shows. In 2012, Tate Modern, London presented a major retrospective survey of <strong>Hirst</strong>’s work in conjunction with<br />

the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. <strong>Hirst</strong>’s other solo exhibitions include Qatar Museums Authority, ALRIWAQ Doha (2013–2014); Palazzo Vecchio, Florence (2010);<br />

Oceanographic Museum, Monaco (2010); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008); Astrup Fearnley Museet für Moderne Kunst, Oslo (2005); Museo Archeologico Nazionale,<br />

Naples (2004); Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Pinault Collection, Venice (2017), Post Truth, Fake News & Alternative Facts, Haifa Museum, Israel (2019), Villa<br />

Borghese, Rome (2021); Fondation Cartier, Paris (2021) amongst others.<br />

<strong>Hirst</strong> is well-known for his paintings (and handmade editions) such as the series of works with butterflies suspended in thick layers of gloss paint and the ‘Kaleidoscope<br />

Paintings’ where thousands of butterfly wings are arranged in mandala-like patterns. In the ‘Entomology’ paintings from 2013, he revisits this subject-matter again using<br />

butterflies interspersed with thousands of highly coloured insects and spiders to reflect the fragility of life. The corresponding ‘Entomology Cabinets’ utilise the same<br />

components but place them in precise horizontal or vertical rows inside minimal and reflective wall-mounted stainless-steel frames. With each species arranged in<br />

separate rows, the overall effect is one of scientific ordering or industrial production, in part a reference to the Victorian era and its predilection for visual displays that<br />

reflected man's control over nature.<br />

In the ‘Spin’ series, <strong>Hirst</strong> uses a machine that centrifugally disperses the paint as it is steadily poured onto the canvas. The chance spontaneity of the ‘Spins’ stands in<br />

contrast to the more formulaic ‘Spot’ series which have a rigorous grid of uniformly sized dots in different colours. Both series, however, suggest the idea of an imaginary<br />

mechanical painter. Contrastingly, in 2009 <strong>Hirst</strong> embarked on a series of paintings that represented a radical shift, returning to painting alone, what he has described as the<br />

‘most direct form of production, with all the attendant artistic consequences: facing the canvas, the individual painterly act, the creative process, the artist’s emotional<br />

balance – alone; being at the mercy of issues raised by the picture, at the mercy of the creator, of oneself…<br />

’His work features in major collections including the British Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate, the<br />

Stedelijk Museum, the Yale Centre for British Art, The Broad Collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fondazione Prada, and Museo Jumex, among many others.


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Cephalothin | 2007<br />

Etching on paper | Signed edition of 75 | 80 x 100 cm<br />

Under £18,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight (Unique Proof)<br />

DHS code 10408 on verso | 2008<br />

Etching on paper | Unique signed etching | 108 x 120 cm<br />

Under £45,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Methionine | 2010<br />

Woodcut on paper | Signed edition of 48 | 81 x 63 cm<br />

Under £25,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | H7-3 Butterfly Heart (Large) | 2020<br />

Laminated giclée print on aluminium composite panel | Signed edition of 1698 | 70 x 73 cm<br />

Under £2,500


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Belfry (from Sanctum series) | 2009<br />

Etching on paper | Signed edition of 59 | 115 x 118 cm<br />

Under £30,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Mickey (small) | 2014 Silkscreen<br />

on paper | Signed edition of 150 | 82 x 99 cm<br />

Under £40,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Spire (from Sanctum series) | 2009<br />

Etching on paper | Signed edition of 59 | 115 x 118 cm<br />

Under £37,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Tryptophan | 2010<br />

Woodcut on paper | Signed edition of 48 | 102 x 102 cm<br />

Under £26,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Your Smell (from The Wonder of You series) | 2015<br />

Etching on paper | Signed edition of 55 | 67 x 92 cm<br />

Under £20,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Mickey (large) | 2014<br />

Silkscreen on paper | Signed edition of 50 | 122 x 152 cm<br />

Under £65,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Carboxylase | 2010<br />

Woodcut on paper | Signed edition of 48 | 107 x 107 cm<br />

Under £28,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Currency - Just Walk Around (432) | 2016<br />

Signed, Enamel paint, handmade paper, watermark, microdot, hologram on paper<br />

Unique | 30 x 20 cm<br />

Under £10,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Dixit Insipians AP (Psalms) | 2009<br />

Silkscreen with diamond dust on paper | Signed edition of 50 | 71 x 74 cm<br />

Under £18,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Norleucine | 2010<br />

Woodcut on paper | Signed edition of 48 | 76 x 76 cm<br />

Under £20,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | Memento 4 | 2007<br />

Etching on paper | Signed edition of 30 | 108 x 120 cm<br />

Under £24,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | H9-3 Mercy (from the Virtues) Framed with UV protective Perspex | 2021<br />

Laminated giclée print on aluminium composite panel | Signed edition of 817 | 96 x 120 cm<br />

Under £20,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> | H9-4 Politeness (from the Virtues) Framed with UV protective Perspex | 2021<br />

Laminated giclée print on aluminium composite panel | Signed edition of 1549 | 96 x 120 cm<br />

Under £20,000


<strong>Damien</strong> <strong>Hirst</strong> with some of<br />

The Currency originals

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