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Damien Hirst — The Undersea Salvage Operation: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

¥36,593¥36,593
OC10651
240pp
330 x 280 mm (13 x 11 inches)
Hardcover with die cut hole throughout the books gold edged pages
128 colour images of which 94 are double page spreads
Photography by Christoph Gerigk and Steve Russell
Designed by Jason Beard
Limited edition of 1000
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria
ISBN: 78-1-906967-81-9

THE BOOK WILL BE SHIPPED WITHIN 6 WEEKS

Evoking the classic dive books popularized by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, this limited-edition publication follows the underwater expedition that accompanied Damien Hirst’s latest project, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ (on display at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Venice until December 2017). Shot in the Indian Ocean over a number of years, the extraordinary underwater images of the artworks’ recovery were photographed by Christoph Gerigk, who has twice been awarded the World Press Photo Foundation’s prize for international photojournalism for his work on Egypt’s sunken cities. Also featured are photographs of the above-water operation by Steve Russell Studios. Signed by the artist and numbered in an edition of 1000, the publication includes 128 full colour images, 94 of which are double-page spreads. The book’s pages feature a die-cut hole and gold-edged paper.

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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