Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 9 Novembersteeped in this artistic environment, he inevitably spent his childhood and youth with brushes in his hand. Carrying on a family tradition established by Camille Pissarro, Paulemile, accompanied by his numerous artist friends, frequently took his sons on painting excursions which were to prove formative for H. At present best known for his style of realism, he had nonetheless been involved with different contemporary movements before confirming his preference for figurative realism in later life. Throughout his teaching career he was also a prolific artist exhibiting on several occasions in Paris and London.
Damien Hirst Britishb. Hirst dominated the art scene in Britain during the s and is internationally renowned. During the s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in and the relationship ended.
Death is a central theme in Hirst's work. He became famous for a series in which dead animals including a shark, a sheep and a cow are preserved—sometimes having been discected—in formaldehyde. His most iconic work is The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a foot tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a vitrine.
Its sale in made him the world's second most expensive living artist after Jasper Johns. He is also known for "spin paintings," made on a spinning circular surface, and "spot paintings," which are rows of randomly-coloured circles. Damien Hirst was born in Bristol and grew up in Leeds.
His mother, Mary, was a lapsed Catholic, who worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau and says she lost control of him when he was young. He was arrested on two occasions for shoplifting.
He says, "If she didn't like how I was dressed, she would quickly take me away from the bus stop.
His art teacher "pleaded" for Hirst to be allowed to enter the sixth form, where he took two A-levels, achieving an "E" grade in art. He went to Leeds College of Art and Design, although the first time he applied he was refused admission. He worked for two years on London building sites, then studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London —89although again he was refused a place the first time he applied.
While a student, Hirst had a placement at a mortuary, an experience that influenced his later themes and materials. Hirst has admitted serious drug and alcohol problems during a ten year period from the early s: I turned into a babbling fucking wreck.
In Hirst gave up smoking and drinking, although the short-term result was that his wife Maia "had to move out because I was so horrible. Just before ChristmasStrummer died of a heart attack. This had a profound effect on Hirst, who said, "It was the first time I felt mortal.
He has also taken an interest in Christianity. He is married to a Californian, Maia Norman, and has three sons, Connor, born inCassius, born in and Cyrus born in Since the birth of Connor, he has spent most of his time at his remote farmhouse, a year old former inn, in north Devon.
Breakthrough — In July in his second year at Goldsmiths College, Hirst was the main organiser of an independent student exhibition, Freeze, in a disused London Port Authority administrative block in London's Docklands. He gained sponsorship from the London Docklands Development Corporation.
Hirst's own contribution to the show consisted of a cluster of cardboard boxes painted with household paint. Seeking a gallery dealer, he first approached Karsten Schubert, but was turned down. Inin liaison with Hirst, his friend Carl Freedman, along with Billee Sellman, curated two influential "warehouse" shows, Modern Medicine and Gambler, in a Bermondsey former factory they designated "Building One.
Hirst first gained general public notoriety that same year when one of his works was featured as a send-up in a British tabloid newspaper.Damein Hirst at the Ken C.
Arnold Art Collection Damien Hirst (B. ) Opium. (), and four triptychs: paintings, medicine cabinets and a new formaldehyde work entitled The Tranquility of Solitude (For George Dyer), influenced by Francis Bacon.
Damien Hirst has made a career as much out of his art as the controversy which surrounds it and his latest exhibition at London's Gagosian Gallery follows the same tried and tested formula. In September , in New York, Larry Gagosian held the Hirst show, Damien Hirst: Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings.
, people visited the show in 12 weeks and all the work was sold. The gimmick, helped by staff shouting "Damien Hirst for sale" out the window to passersby, was a last-ditch option available to a gallery on the brink of extinction, he told AFP, adding he would.
Damien Hirst (born June 7, ) is an English artist and the most prominent of the group that has been dubbed "Young British Artists" (or YBAs). (), and four triptychs: paintings, medicine cabinets and a new formaldehyde work entitled The Tranquility of Solitude (For George Dyer), influenced by .
Damien Hirst loves Panerai Damien Hirst has created two 'spin' paintings using dials from Panerai, one of his favourite watch brands. "I love Panerai," said Hirst as the paintings were unveiled in Milan at the ' O'Clock time design, design time" exhibition.