Special Edition

Damien Hirst — The Death of God - Signed Book

228 x 172mm (9 x 7 inches)
82 colour illustrations
Published by Other Criteria
Conversation between Damien Hirst and Hilario Galguera
ISBN 978-1-904212-27-0

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Other Criteria presents the catalogue for Damien Hirst’s first show in Mexico, The Death of God – Towards a Better Understanding of a life Without God Aboard the Ship of Fools. Containing 69 full colour reproductions of all the works in the show, the catalogue also includes an interview with gallery owner, Hilario Galguera, on the nature of HIrst’s current work and its exploration of religion as a continuing theme. Hirst’s earlier poems, The Cancer Chronicles, are reproduced within the catalogue alongside light micrographs of nineteen different kinds of cancer cells.

With a three-colour foil blocked cover and real metallic gold printed throughout, the catalogue also contains a fold-out detail of the work In the Name of the Father. All text appears in both English and Spanish and there are two covers available for either Spanish or English, with identical interiors.

Please note: there may be slight variations in the signature from the illustrated example.

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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