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Damien Hirst

British artist

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  • I made this formaldehyde piece to go into the Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, I set it into the wall.
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This is Winner/Loser from 2018.
  • I made this formaldehyde piece to go into the Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, I set it into the wall.
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    This is Winner/Loser from 2018.
  •  9,673  92  12 hours ago
  • I made a few early paintings like this with pills painted into the canvas. I used household eggshell paint and it always cracked, I didn’t want to use artist quality paint back in 1989. I loved getting all the things to make my work without ever going near an art shop so all these works are really cracked and fucked up now but I fucking love them like that. They’re some of my favourite paintings.
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This is Untitled I from 1989
  • I made a few early paintings like this with pills painted into the canvas. I used household eggshell paint and it always cracked, I didn’t want to use artist quality paint back in 1989. I loved getting all the things to make my work without ever going near an art shop so all these works are really cracked and fucked up now but I fucking love them like that. They’re some of my favourite paintings.
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    This is Untitled I from 1989
  •  5,724  86  25 June, 2019
  • In Greek mythology Minos was the first King of Crete, he sent children down to a labyrinth to be eaten by a Minotaur. After he died he became a judge of the dead in the underworld. This painting is from my entomological paintings series.
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This is from 2009 and it’s called Minos
  • In Greek mythology Minos was the first King of Crete, he sent children down to a labyrinth to be eaten by a Minotaur. After he died he became a judge of the dead in the underworld. This painting is from my entomological paintings series.
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    This is from 2009 and it’s called Minos
  •  10,187  110  24 June, 2019
  • Years after making ‘Mother and Child (Divided)’ I made this work. It was a commission for a collector, the breed of bull is a Liung. I love the violence of the symmetry, there used to be a tattoo that people got that has a dotted line around their neck with a pair of scissors in the line and the text ‘cut here’, whenever I saw one of those tattoos and I saw a few growing up in Leeds I thought what if he got in a bad spot and some psychopath saw the tattoo and actually did it?
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The bull is cut in half in a scientific way showing you its insides, the perfect symmetry makes it feel acceptable and even though its super violent it feels educational or something and feels like its about divorce.
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This is ‘Father (Divided)’ from 2011-2012
  • Years after making ‘Mother and Child (Divided)’ I made this work. It was a commission for a collector, the breed of bull is a Liung. I love the violence of the symmetry, there used to be a tattoo that people got that has a dotted line around their neck with a pair of scissors in the line and the text ‘cut here’, whenever I saw one of those tattoos and I saw a few growing up in Leeds I thought what if he got in a bad spot and some psychopath saw the tattoo and actually did it?
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    The bull is cut in half in a scientific way showing you its insides, the perfect symmetry makes it feel acceptable and even though its super violent it feels educational or something and feels like its about divorce.
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    This is ‘Father (Divided)’ from 2011-2012
  •  15,241  199  23 June, 2019
  • This is another scalpel blade painting. It feels really satisfying that the paint is random not clever and doesn’t follow any order, whereas the scalpel blades are perfectly ordered and symmetrical. It’s like flesh over bones. I tried to give them titles the second they were finished, the first thoughts and words that came into my head, a title that somehow summed them up in a moment.
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This is Scatter Gun from 2012.
  • This is another scalpel blade painting. It feels really satisfying that the paint is random not clever and doesn’t follow any order, whereas the scalpel blades are perfectly ordered and symmetrical. It’s like flesh over bones. I tried to give them titles the second they were finished, the first thoughts and words that came into my head, a title that somehow summed them up in a moment.
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    This is Scatter Gun from 2012.
  •  15,842  194  22 June, 2019
  • I think these biopsies are good paintings of bad things. It’s appealing until you see the title, even bad things can look good if you’re standing far enough away. Like a nuclear blast.
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This is from 2007 it’s called <M132/253 Biopsy showing Hodgkin’s disease, LM_SPL.jpg>
  • I think these biopsies are good paintings of bad things. It’s appealing until you see the title, even bad things can look good if you’re standing far enough away. Like a nuclear blast.
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    This is from 2007 it’s called
  •  7,228  73  21 June, 2019
  • Quetzalcoatl was a manifestation of the ‘plumed serpent’, a central figure in the myth and cosmogony of the Mesoamerican peoples. The deity appeared in a varied succession of forms through concurrent pre-Hispanic cultures: as a beaded snake with a feathered crest flanked by two birds amongst the Olmecs (c.1200–400 BCE), and, in the later Classic period (c.250–950 CE), accompanied by fertility symbols such as seeds, lilies and conches.
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One of the greatest treasures and representative of our irrational and childish fear that technology is gonna eat us!! This is Quetzalcoatl from 2015.
  • Quetzalcoatl was a manifestation of the ‘plumed serpent’, a central figure in the myth and cosmogony of the Mesoamerican peoples. The deity appeared in a varied succession of forms through concurrent pre-Hispanic cultures: as a beaded snake with a feathered crest flanked by two birds amongst the Olmecs (c.1200–400 BCE), and, in the later Classic period (c.250–950 CE), accompanied by fertility symbols such as seeds, lilies and conches.
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    One of the greatest treasures and representative of our irrational and childish fear that technology is gonna eat us!! This is Quetzalcoatl from 2015.
  •  7,879  178  20 June, 2019
  • I’ve made many spot painted objects so though I had to do some skulls. I made 5 skulls with spots. I like the way they try to cheer up death, and they kind of manage it too. It’s a funny message. I should have called one IT MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN haha
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These Spot Skulls are from 2012.
  • I’ve made many spot painted objects so though I had to do some skulls. I made 5 skulls with spots. I like the way they try to cheer up death, and they kind of manage it too. It’s a funny message. I should have called one IT MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN haha
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    These Spot Skulls are from 2012.
  •  16,647  242  19 June, 2019
  • This is from a series of spin paintings I made where 2 spins meet creating an image of a skull. The series is called Altered States and I tried to name each painting after a different god and a state of consciousness, this ones called Arcane God. Arcane means something so old that we have forgotten its meaning.
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This is ‘Beautiful Arcane God Painting’ from 2007
  • This is from a series of spin paintings I made where 2 spins meet creating an image of a skull. The series is called Altered States and I tried to name each painting after a different god and a state of consciousness, this ones called Arcane God. Arcane means something so old that we have forgotten its meaning.
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    This is ‘Beautiful Arcane God Painting’ from 2007
  •  11,046  137  18 June, 2019
  • Don’t know which I love more?
  • Don’t know which I love more?
  •  13,641  426  17 June, 2019
  • I love medicine so much and I love how these cabinets look. The colours and shapes are just so smart and strong. Like awesome paintings. It seems to offer us immortality, and we want desperately to believe it, yet it’s so much more difficult and fragile than that.
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The clear glass and beautiful minimal packaging means there’s absolutely nothing to hide – how could you not willingly put yourself and your loved ones into the hands of the doctors and surgeons? Yeah right! Oh and Pharma is big DENIRO.
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This is from 2005 and it’s called ‘The Colony’
  • I love medicine so much and I love how these cabinets look. The colours and shapes are just so smart and strong. Like awesome paintings. It seems to offer us immortality, and we want desperately to believe it, yet it’s so much more difficult and fragile than that.
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    The clear glass and beautiful minimal packaging means there’s absolutely nothing to hide – how could you not willingly put yourself and your loved ones into the hands of the doctors and surgeons? Yeah right! Oh and Pharma is big DENIRO.
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    This is from 2005 and it’s called ‘The Colony’
  •  6,910  125  16 June, 2019
  • For a long time all the butterfly paintings I made were very colourful but one day I tried some works using the darker, less colourful butterflies – this one was made just from brown ones. Others were made just with black ones too and I was amazed at how colourful they still were.
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I made this in 2008 it’s called ‘Suffering’.
  • For a long time all the butterfly paintings I made were very colourful but one day I tried some works using the darker, less colourful butterflies – this one was made just from brown ones. Others were made just with black ones too and I was amazed at how colourful they still were.
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    I made this in 2008 it’s called ‘Suffering’.
  •  10,807  114  15 June, 2019