Damien Hirst - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    Damien Hirst

    British • 1965

    There is no other contemporary artist as maverick to the art market as Damien Hirst. Foremost among the Young British Artists (YBAs), a group of provocative artists who graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in the late 1980s, Hirst ascended to stardom by making objects that shocked and appalled, and that possessed conceptual depth in both profound and prankish ways.

    Regarded as Britain's most notorious living artist, Hirst has studded human skulls in diamonds and submerged sharks, sheep and other dead animals in custom vitrines of formaldehyde. In tandem with Cheyenne Westphal, now Chairman of Phillips, Hirst controversially staged an entire exhibition directly for auction with 2008's "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," which collectively totalled £111 million ($198 million).

    Hirst remains genre-defying and creates everything from sculpture, prints, works on paper and paintings to installation and objects. Another of his most celebrated series, the 'Pill Cabinets' present rows of intricate pills, cast individually in metal, plaster and resin, in sterilized glass and steel containers; Phillips New York showed the largest of these pieces ever exhibited in the United States, The Void, 2000, in May 2017.

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Home Sweet Home; and Opium

1996; and 2000
Two works, including one screenprint in colors, on porcelain plate, and one gloss-finish Lamda print in colors, on Fujicolor Professional paper, the full sheet,
home diameter: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
opium S. 19 x 17 in. (48.3 x 43.2 cm)

home numbered 496/1500 on the reverse, opium signed in black ink on the front and numbered 312/500 in black ink on the reverse (smeared slightly), published respectively by Sid Powell for Gagosian Gallery, and Eyestorm, London (with their original embossed certificate affixed to the reverse of the mount), home contained in original corrugated box and opium framed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,875

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