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Damien Hirst

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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Bristol
Country: British
BirthDay: 7 June 1965
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.80 m
Education: Leeds College of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of London, Allerton Grange School

Damien Hirst was bornon 7 June 1965 in Bristol, British, is Artist. Damien Hirst is an English artist and entrepreneur who is most famous for his artworks of displays of dead animals and medicine cabinet sculptures. With his controversial and sometimes shocking works, he has emerged as one of the best known artists in Britain. Born into a middle class family in England, he was a troublesome teenager and was jailed twice for shoplifting. Despite his sometimes wild behavior, he made his way to college and later studied Art at the University of London. He celebrated his first success as an artist when he presented dead animals in formaldehyde as an art. His later works include paintings made by spin machines, enlarged ashtrays filled with cigarette butts, monumental anatomical models of the human torso, and medicine cabinets filled with pharmaceuticals. He became an important figure in the development of Britart, an innovative and revolutionary conceptual art. His body of work comprises of paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations that blur the boundaries between art and science. Arguably one of the world's most famous living artists, in his works, he often emphasizes on themes such as, life and death, mortality, and betrayal. His works philosophically examine the meaning of life, challenging the concepts of originality and authenticity. Apart from being an artists, he is an entrepreneur and philanthropist


$1 Billion


In 2009, he exhibited a collection of paintings, ‘No Love Lost, Blue Paintings,’ which provoked the anger of many critics who labeled them as dull and unprofessional


In 2008, his art works were presented at the two-day auction, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, and raised $198 million (US) in sales


In 2007, he unveiled "For the Love of God," a glittering, diamond-encrusted skull made of platinum


In 1997, his autobiography and art book titled ‘I Want To Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now,’ was published


In 1993, Damien Hirst’s first major international presentation was held at the Venice Biennale where he showed his art work titled ‘Mother and Child Divided’


In 1992, Damien Hirst participated in the Young British Artists exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery where he displayed ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’, a 14-foot-long glass tank with a shark preserved in formaldehyde


In 1991, his solo exhibitions were held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Paris


In 1988, while studying in college, he served as the main organizer of an independent exhibition titled ‘Freeze’


From 1986 to 1989, Damien Hirst studied Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Damien Hirst was born on June 7, 1965, in Bristol, England, to Mary Brennan, an unmarried shorthand typist

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