Contemporary Art

Damien Hirst — The Souls Catalogue

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OC8734
2011
Cloth covered hardback with foil blocking
162 x 262 mm (6 x 10 inches)
328 pp.
320 colour illustrations
ISBN 978-1-906967-52-9
Published by Other Criteria and Paul Stolper

RRP £75

The catalogue relates to Hirst’s 2010 installation of foil block prints at Paul Stolper Gallery, ‘The Souls’. The print series, published by Other Criteria and Paul Stolper, detailed upscaled depictions of butterflies produced in 80 colourways, sees Hirst return to the employment of one of his most important and recognisable motifs.

View the limited edition The Souls Catalogue here.
View The Souls prints here.

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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