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Damien Hirst — Anatomy of an Angel, black

¥1,101,960¥1,101,960
OC9706
330 x 185 x 140 mm (13 x 7 x 5 inches)
Resin
Edition of 50
Signature, title and edition number are
etched into the resin
Published by Other Criteria

This edition by Damien Hirst reflects in miniature his original, classically posed Carrara marble sculpture of the same name. The angel is based on Alfred Boucher’s sculpture ‘L'Hirondelle’ (1920). In Hirst’s version, cross-sections of her body show the anatomical structure beneath the skin, revealing she is human after all. Cast in either black or white resin, each in a limited edition, the signature, title and edition number are etched into the resin by the artist.

Also available as Anatomy of an Angel, white.

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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