Damien Hirst Art

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).

In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Vol. II
In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, V...
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Abstract Mixed Media
House Paint
Household paint on cloth with screenprinted text mounted on board This unique “spin painting” was created for use as the portfolio cover for the album of the same title (an album of...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Topaz/Silver Gloss) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensions...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Westminster Blue/Oriental Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Oriental Gold/Chilli Red) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dime...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Frost Blue/Chilli Red/Oriental Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper U...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Leaf Green, Raven Black, Silver Gloss) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper ...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Leaf Green/Raven Black) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimens...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Topaz/Burgundy/Leaf Green) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dim...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Frost Blue/Raven Black) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimens...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Loganberry Pink) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed ...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Oriental Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Di...
The Souls IV
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Chocolate/Silver Gloss/Topaz) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
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 Dimens...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Prairie Copper/Turquoise/Cool Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Un...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Raven Black/Raven Black/Raven Black) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper U...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Burgundy) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimens...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Burgundy/Frost Blue) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unfr...
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...
Beautiful Hours Spin Painting
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Prints
Lithograph
DAMIEN HIRST Beautiful Hours Spin Painting, 2008 Lithograph printed in colours On thin glossy wove paper Signed in black ink, from the edition of 40 Published by Other Criteria, Lon...
Minnie
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
This original screenprint in colors with glitter is printed on heavy wove paper and was created by the artist in 2016. Hand-signed by Damien Hirst in pencil, and numbered, it is meas...
Minnie Mouse
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Screen
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Damien Hirst Minnie Mouse 2016 Silkscreen with Glitter 34 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. Edition of 250 Signed and numbered on verso Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shi...
Damien Hirst Skull Record Album Art
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Art
Offset
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 c...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Oriental Gold/Silver Gloss/Leaf Green) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper ...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Prairie Copper/Raven Black/Leaf Green) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper ...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Fuchsia Pink/Topaz) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unfram...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Leaf Green/Chilli Red) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensi...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Chilli Red/Topaz) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensions: ...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Imperial Purple/Oriental Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed...
Damien Hirst skull record cover art
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Art
Offset
Damien Hirst Skull album art Damien Hirst for The Hours, 2009. Features 2 picture sleeves, plus front and back cover illustrated and designed by Damien Hirst. Off-set lithograph on...
Rare original Damien Hirst vinyl record art (Da...
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Art
Offset
Damien Hirst produced this album design exclusively for the heralded UK music group The Hours in 2009. Housed in a thick card gate-fold picture sleeve with a Bonus 12" x 12" Picture ...
Psalm
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Young British Artists (YBA) Prints and Multiples
Screen
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Psalm - Ad te domine levavi Date: 2009 Medium: Silkscreen with glaze Unframed Dimensions: 29" x 28" Framed Dimensions: 36.75" x 35.5" Signature: S...
Miracle
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Animal Prints
Giclée
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Miracle Series: Kaleidoscope Date: 2015 Medium: giclee print with glaze Unframed Dimensions: 18.25" x 15.24" Framed Dimensions: 25.75" x 22.75" Si...
Jacob's Ladder (Unique Proof)
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Young British Artists (YBA) Prints and Multiples
Gouache, Photogravure
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: Jacob’s Ladder (Fuschia) Series: The Soul’s On Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight Date: 2008 Medium: Photogravure etching with gouache on 400gsm Vel...
Ellipticine
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Prints
Etching
Ellipticine, 2007 Spot-etching 43 1/2 x 54 1/4 inches Edition of 75 Signed and numbered HIR003
I Love You
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Animal Prints
Gold Leaf
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: I Love You Date: 2015 Medium: Gold leaf and 2 color foil block Unframed Dimensions: 39.375" x 27.5" Framed Dimensions: 47" x 35" Signature: Penci...
I Love You
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Animal Prints
Gold Leaf
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: I Love You Date: 2015 Medium: Gold leaf and 2 color foil block Unframed Dimensions: 39.375" x 27.5" Framed Dimensions: 47" x 35" Signature: Penci...
For the Love of God (black)
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Mixed Media
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: For the Love of God (black) Medium: Silkscreen with glaze Unframed Dimensions: 23" x 19" Signature: Signed Edition: /1000
Minnie (Large)
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Animal Prints
Screen
Hand signed in pencil verso, numbered verso. Published by Other Criteria, London. Screenprint in colors with glitter on heavy wove paper. Additional images available upon request.
Minnie (Pink Glitter)
Damien Hirst
2010s Contemporary Abstract Prints
Screen
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 Crite...
Xylene Cyanol Dye Solution
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Prints
Etching
This etching and aquatint printed in colors on 350 gsm Hahnemühle wove paper was created by the artist in 2005. Signed (recto) and numbered (verso) in pencil, from AP aside from the...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Raven Black) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dime...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Leaf Green/Sunset Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimen...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Silver Gloss/Aquarius/Cool Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unfra...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Turquoise/Cool Gold) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimensio...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Oriental Gold/Turquoise) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dimen...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Raven Black/Topaz/Topaz) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 3 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed Dime...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
Artist: Hirst, Damien Title: The Souls IV (Imperial Purple/Silver Gloss) Series: The Souls Date: 2010 Medium: 2 Color Foil Block Print on 300 gsm Arches Archival Paper Unframed ...
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 litho...
For the Love of God- Laugh
Damien Hirst
Early 2000s Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Glitter, Screen, Glaze
‘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. Damie...
Psalm: Quare fremuerunt gentes
Damien Hirst
2010s Prints and Multiples
Glitter, Screen
‘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 ...
Minnie
Damien Hirst
2010s Mixed Media
Glitter, Screen
"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 be...
Mickey
Damien Hirst
2010s Mixed Media
Glitter, Screen
"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 belo...
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...
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...
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...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
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 Di...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
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 Dimens...
The Souls IV
Damien Hirst
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Color
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 Dime...
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