Damien Hirst, Gordon Burn — On the Way to Work

In stock
£25.00
OC5603
2001
235 x 185 mm (9 x 7 inches)
232pp
Hardback
Conversations between Damien Hirst and
Gordon Burn
Published by Faber and Faber
ISBN 978-0-571202-57-7
“I want it to be revealing. I’ll talk about anything you like. I want it to be truthful. Let’s do it. There is no off-limits. I’m afraid of nothing.”

Immediately recognised as a young artist with a brilliant, sordid and uncompromising imagination, Damien Hirst is the most celebrated British artist of recent generations. Gordon Burn met Hirst for the first time over ten years ago. Both admirers of David Sylvester’s interviews with Francis Bacon and Jan Wenner’s with John Lennon, there was always an unspoken understanding between them that they would do something similar when the time was right. The resulting conversations in On the Way to Work are superbly candid. True to the undertaking Hirst gave Burn, there is no off-limits: here are Hirst’s thoughts on celebrity, money, art, alcohol, sex, death, the North of England, crime, class and cocaine; his views on Marco Pierre White, Charles Saatchi, David Bowie, Gilbert and George and Lucian Freud.

Damien Hirst’s art and life came to define the ‘90s. Like the generation Hirst has come to represent, On the Way to Work is brave, unpredictable, scabrously funny and corrosively intelligent. It is also a how-to guide to becoming the most famous artist in the world.
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