Artists

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst continually challenges the boundaries between art, science, the media and popular culture, whether in the form of a cow and her calf sawn in two or house paint flung onto spinning canvases. A graduate of Goldsmiths College, London, Damien Hirst was the leader of the Young British Artists movement, having organised the now infamous Freeze exhibition whilst still at college. His work is collected by Charles Saatchi, who included several of his pieces in his 1992 exhibition Young British Artists. Hirst was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 and in 1997 took part in the Royal Academy’s Sensation show. His restaurant, Pharmacy, fetched the artist £11.1 million when its fixtures and fittings were sold in auction at Sotheby’s in 2004. In 2005 Damien Hirst topped Art Review‘s Power 100 list, naming him the most powerful person in the international art world.