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From A is for Anatomy to Z is for Zebra, discover Damien Hirst’s paintings, sculptures, and much more on every page of this beautifully illustrated alphabet book.
Hirst’s body of work addresses the scientific, philosophical and religious issues which lie at the heart of human existence. Produced with child friendly ‘soya bean ink’, this publication is fun for all the family and acts as an introduction to Hirst’s work.
ABC is a new colourful way to look and learn about the English alphabet. Each of the twenty-six carefully selected images span Hirst’s career, representing his iconic imagery. It is also a window into typography, each letter represents an alphabetically led font, A is for Albertus, B is for Baskerville.
“When we are no longer children, we are already dead” - Constantin Brancusi
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