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Damien Hirst — Dark Rainbow

€15,645.75€15,645.75inc VAT
OC6956
560 x 400 x 250 mm (22 x 16 x 10 inches)
Resin
Edition of 40
Signed on underside of jaw in pencil and silkscreened in ink with title, date and 'Other Criteria' on base of stand
Published by Other Criteria

The shark’s jaws we see numerously in Hirst’s paintings are manifested here in 3-dimensions, the coloured, resin teeth lending a cartoon element to Dark Rainbow. The piece is in part a trophy against fear and threat and in many ways comical and alluring.

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965. He first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated ‘Freeze’, an exhibition of his own work and that of his contemporaries at Goldsmiths college, staged in a disused London warehouse. Since this time Hirst has become widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation.

Through a varied practise of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing Hirst has sought to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. Alongside over 80 solo exhibitions he has worked on numerous curatorial projects. In 2008, Hirst took the unprecedented step of bypassing gallery involvement in selling 244 new works at a Sotheby’s, London auction entitled ‘Beautiful Inside My Head Forever’.

Hirst was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 and his contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades has been acknowledged in a major solo retrospective exhibited at Tate Modern, London. He lives in Devon and has studios in Gloucester and London.

Text © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd., All rights reserved, 2012

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