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9781932598117

The Elusive Truth

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  • ISBN13:

    9781932598117

  • ISBN10:

    1932598111

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Summary

This large-format book illustrates the complete paintings featured in Damien Hirst's recent New York exhibition ‘The Elusive Truth'. The book includes full-colour reproductions on hand-tipped in plates, a raised plastic cover displaying the painting ‘Two Pills' (2004), a characteristically disturbing short story entitled ‘The Intensive Care Unit' by acclaimed writer J.G. Ballard and die-cut windows that highlight details from the paintings. Damien Hirst has written quotes to accompany each painting throughout the catalogue. 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 new work signals an exciting new direction in his work. Hardback with embossed printed plastic tip-in on cover 22 die-cuts and 31 tipped in plates.

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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