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9781904212140

The Elusive Truth

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  • ISBN13:

    9781904212140

  • ISBN10:

    190421214X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Summary

This catalogue illustrates the complete paintings featured in Damien Hirst's recent New York exhibition ‘The Elusive Truth'. Extended captions written by the artist accompany many of the paintings. Damien Hirst's art takes on numerous forms. He tackles the big subjects of love, desire, life and death, and creates unavoidable sculptures and paintings that contain irony, wit and wisdom while questioning art's role in contemporary culture. ‘The Elusive Truth', Hirst's recent exhibition of paintings, signals an exciting new direction in his work.

Author Biography

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.







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