Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive monograph was produced to accompany the drawings retrospective and#145;Damien Hirst: Corpus: Drawings 1981-2006and#8217; held at Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York in 2006. It features more than two hundred drawings which offer a historical insight into rarely seen aspects of the artistand#8217;s work and process. Included are early drawings from Hirstand#8217;s student days; pencil sketches for seminal sculptures such as and#145;The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Livingand#8217; 1991, and#145;A Thousand Yearsand#8217; 1991, and#145;The Acquired Inability to Escapeand#8217; 1992, and#145;Away from the Flockand#8217; 1994 and and#145;The Hat Makes the Manand#8217; 2003; preparatory diagrams for early spot paintings and medicine cabinets; a large-scale series of fourteen drawings for The Stations of the Cross (2004); and proposals for unrealised and future projects. Accompanying the drawings is a conversation between the artist and political philosopher John Gray (author of Straw Dogs, False Dawn and Al Qaeda and What It Means to Be Modern), and an essay by British historian Simon Baker. Hardback/with 29 gatefolds and book ribbon
About the Author
Born in Bristol in 1965, Damien Hirst studied at Goldsmith’s College, London. In 1988 he curated the now renowned exhibition, ‘Freeze’, held in London. In 1991, he had his first solo exhibition in London entitled ‘In and Out of Love’ and the following year he was a major part of the groundbreaking Young British Artists exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London. He was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize, London in 1995. Hirst’s work has been shown in many important group and solo shows throughout the world. He lives and works in Devon, London and Mexico.