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Damien Hirst — Happy

€35,304.98€35,304.98inc VAT
Framed dimensions: 630 x 600 x 105 mm (25 x 24 x 4 inches)
Syringes, butterflies, pills, resin and household gloss paint on canvas
Unique multiple within an edition of 50
Signed and numbered
Each edition is framed in a white sprayed wooden box frame with plexiglass

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Executed in 2008, this work is from an edition of 50 unique multiples. Damien Hirst has created three new Pill and Syringe works that fuse three of his most recognised motifs: butterflies, spots and pharmaceuticals.The works use real paracetamol tablets, butterflies and Polyurethane blood.

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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