Hirst works in sculpture, installation and painting.
Deriving his artistic language from an extraordinarily diverse range of sources – including the long tradition of the readymade, the imagery of advertising and Victorian curiosity cabinets – he appropriates, collages and assembles common objects and known artistic structures and vocabularies without any kind of hierarchy, to create new and highly symbolic works that raise profound metaphysical questions.
, an exhibition in a disused warehouse which showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College.
In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show, Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Fatal situations are eerily fixed and suspended in time as if the artist were trying, metaphorically, to reverse nature’s cycle.
The catalog features 200 color plates, installation images and a comprehensive, illustrated list of works with texts on selected pieces. The catalog features 200 color plates, installation images and a comprehensive, illustrated list of works with texts on selected pieces.Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.Lots denoted with a "W" that are not picked up immediately following the auction may be removed to an offsite storage location for collection.The centrepiece of the exhibition is , reminding the viewer of the fragility of life. This is a sprawling overblown thematic exhibition over two venues with a strong clue in the title: “unbelievable”.