Damien Hirst

United Kingdom

Artist biography

Damien Hirst is an artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, like other prominent artists such as Paul Glazier, Hugo Wilson, Jesse Wine, Robert Holyhead, and Charlotte Moth.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Damien Hirst's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Gagosian | Rome and Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti in Italy, as well as Lionel Gallery in the Netherlands. Damien Hirst's work has most recently been exhibited at White Cube | Mason's Yard in London (19 September 2019 until 01 November 2019) with the exhibition Mandalas.

Damien Hirst in private collections

On Artland Damien Hirst's works can be found in the collection of Robert Mollers, Mark Hicks, and Hilton Edwards, who for instance also has works by other artists including Mar Hernández, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting rise of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant degree outshined by their respective influence on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically remarkable British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Damien Hirst

  • Artworks in Collections 5
  • Exhibitions 2

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