Damien Hirst


Is there an artist more divisive, high-profile and arguably misunderstood than Damien Hirst?

(In)famous internationally for encapsulating a tiger shark in a tank of formaldehyde, he is the most successful and prolific artist from the group known as the Young British Artists.

In 2001, Hirst’s "Home Sweet Home" works became a sensation during an exhibition at the Eyestorm Gallery in London when a janitor reportedly threw an edition of these plates in the trash mistaking it as an overflowing ash tray.

The cigarette motif is a reoccurring image in Hirst’s work, as an exploration the visceral, a theme  which Hirst has explored and examined throughout his career. Hirst likens the act of smoking as representative of the cycle of life, from the spark of the match to the ash tray, or birth to death.

Hirst’s highly coveted works are in too many public and private collections to even begin to name.  This specific work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Printed signature verso with inscription, edition 265/1500 

Published by Swid Powell for Gagosian Gallery

Screenprint on Porcelain

8.5”W (work)

Excellent condition

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