Who is Damien Hirst and what is he famous for?
Damien Steven Hirst (/ h ɜːr s t /; born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s.
Where can I see Damien Hirst’s cherry blossoms?
When did Damien Hirst start painting with his hand?
In October 2009, Hirst revealed that he had been painting with his own hand in a style influenced by Francis Bacon for several years. His show of these paintings, No Love Lost , was at the Wallace Collection in London.
Where does Damien Hirst own a restaurant in England?
Hirst is a co-owner of the seafood restaurant, 11 The Quay, in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe. In 2016, Damien Hirst designed the interiors of his new restaurant Pharmacy 2 at the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, London.
What did Damien Hirst do with the pupa?
The artist glued pupa onto white canvases, where they hatched into butterflies, fed on bowls of fruit, mated, and subsequently died. When asked what the work was about, he responded, “love and realism, dreams, ideals, symbols, life and death”, and also “the way the symbol exists apart from the real thing.
What kind of insects does Damien Hirst use?
Aubade, Crown of Glory Since the very beginning of his career, winged insects have played a prominent role in Hirst’s work. For the past decade, he has focused heavily on butterflies, both as symbols and literal materials.