Contemporary Art

Damien Hirst — Simulation/Skin: Selected works from the Murderme collection

300 x 230 mm
37 illustrations
Text by Amie Corry
Published by Other Criteria
ISBN: 978-1-906967-85-7

This title accompanied the exhibition, Selected works from the Murderme collection, at Newport Street Gallery, which took place from 29th March–7th April 2017. It includes illustrations of thirty-one works selected by Damien Hirst by just twenty–eight artists from his collection. A number of Hirst’s contemporaries are represented, including Angus Fairhurst and Michael Landy, both of whom exhibited in the seminal student exhibition ‘Freeze’, which was organised by Hirst in 1988. Also featured are emerging artists, including Sadie Laska and John Copeland, as well as giants of twentieth-century art, such as Richard Hamilton. The work was selected for the first mixed show from Hirst’s collection to have taken place at Newport Street Gallery, which has been focusing on solo shows.

Artists included are Johannes Albers, Frank Auerbach, Helen Beard, Don Brown, Gillian Carnegie, Patrick Caulfield, John Copeland, Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Fabian Fobbe, Richard Hamilton, Marcus Harvey, Roger Hiorns, Damien Hirst, Rachel Howard, Jeff Koons, Michael Landy, Sadie Laska, Tanya Ling, Nicholas Lumb, Alessandro Magnasco (called Il Lissandrino), Rodrigo Moynihan, Julian Opie, Elizabeth Peyton, Boo Saville, Thomas Scheibitz and Rachel Whiteread.

RRP: £30

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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