Damien Hirst (U.K., b. 1965)

British artist Damien Hirst is widely considered the enfant terrible of contemporary art. He is the most prominent of the so-called Young British Artists, or YBAs, a group, largely composed of Hirst’s classmates at Goldsmiths, in London, that began exhibiting together in warehouses and factories after 1988 and is known for the use of unconventional materials and “shock tactics.”


     In the 1990s, Hirst said, “I can’t wait to get into a position to make really bad art and get away with it.” And indeed, he is notorious for piquing critics and baffling the public with such pieces as his signature glass vitrines containing dead sheep or sharks in formaldehyde, and his diamond-encrusted skull, For the Love of God.


     Working primarily in sculpture, Hirst takes after French modernist master Marcel Duchamp in his use of ready-made objects and materials, which he combines to ironic effect. He often creates in series, as with The Cure (Violet) and The Cure (Turquoise), both from 2014, which are among several pill paintings referencing Andy Warhol’s embrace of mass production. Belonging to his ongoing series of “spot” paintings, begun in the 1980s, the 2005 piece Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution is striking for its machinelike, industrial uniformity and almost childlike simplicity, a seeming rebuke to the idea of the artist-as-genius.


     In addition to making art, Hirst has launched stores that sell editioned works (Other Criteria), a restaurant (Pharmacy2) and even his own London museum (Newport Street Gallery).

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SIX PILLS (LARGE)
SIX PILLS (LARGE)
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints
Inkjet Print
Hand signed & numbered by the artist. Inkjet printed in colors on wove paper. Published by Other Criteria, London. Image size: 19.75 by 26.625 in. Sheet size: 26.875 by 32.625 in....
Sanctum (#874)

Damien Hirst

Sanctum (#874)
Damien Hirst
2010s Abstract Abstract Prints
Etching
Sanctum (#874), 2009-2016 Unique color photogravure etching 46 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches Singular unique color proof apart from the Sanctum series of 59 Signed and annotated U.P. (unique pr...
Sanctum (#865)

Damien Hirst

Sanctum (#865)
Damien Hirst
2010s Abstract Abstract Prints
Etching
Sanctum (#865), 2009-2016 Unique color photogravure etching 46 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches Singular unique color proof apart from the Sanctum series of 59 Signed and annotated U.P. (unique pr...
Sanctum (#257)

Damien Hirst

Sanctum (#257)
Damien Hirst
2010s Abstract Abstract Prints
Etching
Sanctum (#257), 2009-2014 Unique color photogravure etching 46 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches Singular unique color proof apart from the Sanctum series of 59 Signed and annotated U.P. (unique pr...
For the Love of God

Damien Hirst

For the Love of God
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Mixed Media
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: For the Love of God Date: 2011 Medium: Silkscreen with glaze & diamond dust Unframed Dimensions: 23" x 19" Framed Dimensions: 30.5" x 24.5" Signature:...
The Souls IV

Damien Hirst

The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Oriental Gold/Raven Black) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimen...
The Souls IV

Damien Hirst

The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Leaf Green/Raven Black/Oriental Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 3 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unf...
The Souls IV

Damien Hirst

The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Frost Blue/Chilli Red) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimension...
The Souls IV

Damien Hirst

The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Chilli Red/Silver Gloss) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensi...
The Cure - Ice Pink/Mauve/Raspberry
The Cure - Ice Pink/Mauve/Raspberry
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Screen Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Cure - Ice Pink/Mauve/Raspberry Date: 2014 Medium: Silkscreen on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm Framed Dimensions: 34" x 26" x 2" Signature: Signed Edi...
Mickey (Blue Glitter)

Damien Hirst

Mickey (Blue Glitter)
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Abstract Prints
Screen Print
Screenprint in colors with glitter on heavy wove paper. Hand signed in pencil verso, numbered from the edition of 150 verso with artists copyright inkstamp. Published by Other Criteria...
From the Cradle to the Grave - Drawing Edition - W...
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Animal Prints
Paper, Ink, Pencil
Welcome to my listing for a special Limited Edition Book: 270 x 365 mm (11 x 14 inches) Boxed: 530 x 440 x 60 mm (21 x 17 x 2 inches) A unique one-off item. Hardback with a signed origi...
In A Spin (Unique)

Damien Hirst

In A Spin (Unique)
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Paintings
Acrylic Paint
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: In A Spin (Unique) Date: 2002 Medium: mixed media, acrylic, crayon, printers inks & pencil on paper. Unique painting Unframed Dimensions: 34.75" x 27.5...
Spinning Wheel (Unique)

Damien Hirst

Spinning Wheel (Unique)
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Paintings
Acrylic Paint
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Spinning Wheel (Unique) Series: In a Spin Date: 2002 Medium: mixed media, acrylic, crayon, printers inks & pencil on paper. Unique painting Unframed Di...
The Sick Dead: Racing Green/Raven Black
The Sick Dead: Racing Green/Raven Black
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Foil
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Sick Dead: Racing Green/Raven Black Series: The Sick Dead Date: 2014 Medium: 2 color foil block print on 300gsm Arches 88 archival paper Framed Dim...
The Sick Dead: Racing Green/Chilli Red
The Sick Dead: Racing Green/Chilli Red
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Foil
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Sick Dead: Racing Green/Chilli Red Series: The Sick Dead Date: 2014 Medium: 2 color foil block print on 300gsm Arches 88 archival paper Framed Dime...
Gold Thioglucose

Damien Hirst

Gold Thioglucose
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Abstract Prints
Screen Print
Original screenprint in 48 colors with gold leaf on Somerset tub wove paper Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Damien Hirst. A superb impression of the definitive state, ...
Fuck Off

Damien Hirst

Fuck Off
Damien Hirst
2010s Prints and Multiples
Etching, Lithograph
When asked for an artist statement Damien Hirst responded saying, “The only interesting people are the people who say, ‘Fuck off. This is what I think.’” Damien Hirst (1965) is an Engli...
Psalm: Quare fremuerunt gentes
Psalm: Quare fremuerunt gentes
Damien Hirst
2010s Prints and Multiples
Glitter, Screen Print
‘Kaleidoscope’ paintings reference the spiritual symbolism of the butterfly, used by the Greeks to depict Psyche, the soul, and in Christian imagery to signify the resurrection. The wor...
To a Stranger

Damien Hirst

To a Stranger
Damien Hirst
2010s Prints and Multiples
Etching, Photogravure, Lithograph
This work is created in Damien Hirst's signature style. 'To a Stranger' is a highly collectable work by the artist. As a result of using two printing techniques; etching with a lithogra...
For the Love of God- Laugh
For the Love of God- Laugh
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Glaze, Glitter, Screen Print
‘Laugh’ is a screen print with diamond dust, depicting one of the most iconic sculptures today: Damien Hirst’s ‘For the Love of God' (2007), a diamond-encrusted platinum skull. Damien H...
Minnie

Damien Hirst

Minnie
Damien Hirst
2010s Mixed Media
Glitter, Screen Print
"Minnie" is of a matching set with "Mickey" and "Minnie." Set against a vibrant pink background and encrusted in glitter, Damien Hirst’s “Minnie” is a playful reimagining of the belov...
Mickey

Damien Hirst

Mickey
Damien Hirst
2010s Mixed Media
Glitter, Screen Print
"Mickey" is of a matching set with "Mickey" and "Minnie." Set against a vivid blue background and encrusted in glitter, Damien Hirst’s “Mickey” is a playful reimagining of the beloved...
The Souls IV

Damien Hirst

The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 3 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensions: 28.34" x 20" Framed D...
The Souls IV

Damien Hirst

The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 3 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensions: 28.34" x 20" Framed ...
The Souls IV

Damien Hirst

The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color Print
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 3 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensions: 28.34" x 20" Framed ...
Tetrahydrocannabinol

Damien Hirst

Tetrahydrocannabinol
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Etching
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Tetrahydrocannabinol Series: Spots Date: 2004 Medium: Etching Unframed Dimensions: 44" x 79" Framed Dimensions: 51.750" x 86.50" Signature: Pencil s...
Damien Hirst Swirl Record Cover Art
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Art
Offset Print
Original Album Artwork by Damien Hirst that comes with an Off-Set Lithograph Poster Produced by Damien Hirst exclusively for the heralded UK music group Baby Shambles in 2013 Housed i...
Damien Hirst Skull Record Album Art
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Art
Offset Print
Damien Hirst produced these off-set album cover art exclusively for the heralded UK music group The Hours c.2006 Off-set print on vinyl record jacket 12 x 12 inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm) ...
Dead Black Utopia

Damien Hirst

Dead Black Utopia
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Foil, Inkjet Print
Inkjet, glaze, and foilblock on Hahnemühle photo rag ultra smooth 305gsm Edition of 55 Signed and numbered.
Colour Chart (Glitter)
Colour Chart (Glitter)
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Screen Print
Damien Hirst 1965 - Colour Chart (Glitter) H3, 2017 numbered 156/250 and signed "Damien First" verso Screenprint with glitter on UV printed brushed aluminium panel 90 x 187.5 cm 35 3/8 ...
Colour Chart

Damien Hirst

Colour Chart
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints
Giclée Print
Damien Hirst 1965 - Colour Chart (H2), 2017 signed and numbered verso Giclee print with UV-spot-varnish on aluminium panel 80 x 166.7 cm 31 1/2 x 65 5/8 in Heni Productions catalogue n...
Unique Spin (portfolio cover for In a Spin, The Ac...
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings
Acrylic Paint
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Unique Spin (portfolio cover for In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things) Series: In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things Date: 2002 Medium: ...
Your Smell

Damien Hirst

Your Smell
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Etching
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Your Smell Series: The Wonder of You Date: 2015 Medium: Polymer-gravure etchings with lithographic overlays Unframed Dimensions: 36.25" x 26.75" Frame...
Meprobamate

Damien Hirst

Meprobamate
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Abstract Prints
Screen Print
Original screenprint with glaze and in 135 colors on Somerset Tub Sized wove paper Hand-signed in pencil lower right Damien Hirst, also bearing his blindstamp lower right corner. A s...
Unique Spin (portfolio cover for In a Spin, The Ac...
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings
Acrylic Paint
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Unique Spin (portfolio cover for In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things) Series: In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things Date: 2002 Medium: ...
Spin Star Painting

Damien Hirst

Spin Star Painting
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Young British Artists (YBA) Abstract Paintings
Acrylic Paint, Cardboard
on the reverse, certificate of authenticity by the artist, and stamp of Damien Hirst
Your Beauty

Damien Hirst

Your Beauty
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Etching
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Your Beauty Series: The Wonder of You Date: 2015 Medium: Polymer-gravure etchings with lithographic overlays Unframed Dimensions: 36.25" x 26.375" Fra...
Controlled Substances Key Spot

Damien Hirst

Controlled Substances Key Spot
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Abstract Prints
Screen Print
Original screenprint with glaze and debossing in 37 colors on Somerset Tub Sized wove paper Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Damien Hirst, also bearing his blindstamp in...
Your Heart

Damien Hirst

Your Heart
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Etching
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Your Heart Series: The Wonder of You Date: 2015 Medium: Polymer-gravure etchings with lithographic overlays Unframed Dimensions: 36.25" x 26.375" Fram...
Spin painting

Damien Hirst

Spin painting
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Young British Artists (YBA) Abstract Paintings
Acrylic Paint, Cardboard
on the reverse side: certificate of authenticity by the artist, and a stamp of Damien Hirst
Damien Hirst  Spot painting,

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst Spot painting,
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Young British Artists (YBA) Abstract Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic Paint
Damien Hirst Spot painting, 2007 acrylic on canvas, 175 x 160 cm provenance: Gagosian Gallery, New York bibliography: Damien Hirst, The Complete Spot Paintings 1986 - 2011, London 2...
Unique Spin (portfolio cover for In a Spin, The Ac...
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings
Acrylic Paint
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Unique Spin (portfolio cover for In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things) Series: In a Spin, The Action of the World on Things Date: 2002 Medium: ...
Love Will Tear Us Apart

Damien Hirst

Love Will Tear Us Apart
Damien Hirst
1990s Young British Artists (YBA) Mixed Media
Mixed Media
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Damien Hirst Love Will Tear Us Apart Plexiglas and sintra cabinet with various sized surgical syringes and needles 14 x 20 x 8 3/4 in. Edition of 30 Signed, dated...
N-Methyl L-Aspartic Acid

Damien Hirst

N-Methyl L-Aspartic Acid
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Abstract Prints
Screen Print
A silk screen by Damien First. "N-Methyl L-Aspartic Acid" is an abstract, silkscreen print in colors with diamond dust, executed in bright pinks, greens, yellows, blues and violets by D...
Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution

Damien Hirst

Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Aquatint
An iconic image and hugely collectible original print, Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution was created by Damien Hirst in 2005 as a color aquatint. It is signed in pencil and numbered, m...
Doxylamine

Damien Hirst

Doxylamine
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Etching
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Doxylamine Date: 2007 Medium: Etching Unframed Dimensions: 32" x 36" Framed Dimensions: 38" x 43" Signature: Pencil signed Edition: AP
Tyloxapol

Damien Hirst

Tyloxapol
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Woodcut Print
Damien Hirst Tyloxapol Woodcut 6 inch spots Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse Sheet size: 92.8 x 121.9 cm (36 1/2 x 48 inches) Edition of 48 2010
Theophylline Extended Release IL 3634
Theophylline Extended Release IL 3634
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Sculptures
Glass, Resin, Polyurethane
Polyurethane resin with ink pigment. PETG vacuum formed shell filled with white glass marbles. Edition of 30. Numbered, signed and dated in the cast.
Valium 10mg Roche (Baby blue)
Valium 10mg Roche (Baby blue)
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Sculptures
Resin, Polyurethane
Polyurethane resin with ink pigment. Edition of 30. Numbered, signed and dated in the cast.
I Love You - Coral/Cool Gold/Oriental Gold
I Love You - Coral/Cool Gold/Oriental Gold
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Animal Prints
Satin Paper
Silkscreen and 2 colour foil block on Somerset Satin 410gsm Edition of 14 Signed and numbered Sheet size: 100 x 70 cm
Methamphetamine

Damien Hirst

Methamphetamine
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Etching
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Methamphetamine Series: Spots Date: 2004 Medium: Etching Unframed Dimensions: 80" x 43" Framed Dimensions: 84" x 47" Signature: Pencil signed Editio...
A Dream

Damien Hirst

A Dream
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) More Prints
Etching, Photogravure, Lithograph
This work is created in Damien Hirst's signature style. 'A Dream' is a highly collectable work by the artist. As a result of using two printing techniques; etching with a lithographic o...
Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution

Damien Hirst

Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Young British Artists (YBA) Abstract Prints
Aquatint
Original aquatint printed in 180 colors on 350 gsm Hahnemühle wove etching paper Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Damien Hirst. A superb impression of the definitive st...
Lactulose

Damien Hirst

Lactulose
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Abstract Prints
Woodcut Print
The "Spot Series" is one Damien Hirst's most recognized series. This particular work 'Lactulose; (2017) is created in a limited edition of 55, signed by the artist, and the framed dimen...
Ala-Met

Damien Hirst

Ala-Met
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Prints and Multiples
Woodcut Print
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Damien Hirst Ala-Met 2011 Woodcut 31 1/2 x 25 in. Edition of 55 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Condition: This wo...
I Love You - White/Pink/Cool Gold/Poppy Red
I Love You - White/Pink/Cool Gold/Poppy Red
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Animal Prints
Satin Paper
Silkscreen and 2 colour foil block on Somerset Satin 410gsm Edition of 14 Signed and numbered
Swann Morton Scalpel

Damien Hirst

Swann Morton Scalpel
Damien Hirst
2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Grade 316 surgical stainless steel. 2014. Edition of 30.