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The Empresses – Damien Hirst

4,550.00 $

Laminated giclée on aluminium, screen printed with glitter
39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in | 100 × 100 cm
Edition of 1,288
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Description

Damien Hirst is a prominent British contemporary artist renowned for his thought-provoking and often controversial works that delve into themes of life, death, and the human condition. One of his most iconic creations is “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living,” which features a preserved shark suspended in a tank of formaldehyde. This piece is emblematic of Hirst’s fascination with the boundary between life and death and how art can provoke questions about our existence.

Hirst’s artistic repertoire spans a wide range of mediums, including installations, paintings, sculptures, and his famous spot paintings—large canvases filled with meticulously arranged colored dots. His works often challenge conventional notions of art and commerce, and he was a leading figure in the Young British Artists (YBAs) movement of the 1990s, which revitalized the British art scene and pushed the boundaries of contemporary art.

His art has sparked numerous debates about the commercialization of art, the role of the artist, and the significance of shock and controversy in contemporary art. Damien Hirst’s body of work continues to be a powerful and influential presence in the world of contemporary art, leaving a lasting impact on the art world and public discourse.

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