In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida: About the artists: Damien Hirst Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst & Sarah Lucas

 Damien Hirst Rapture

Damien Hirst
Rapture 2003

© the artist ;Photo credit: Stephen White
Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)

Damien Hirst Devotion

Damien Hirst
Devotion 2003

© the artist Photo credit: Stephen White
Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965 and graduated from Goldsmiths in 1989. In 1988, while still a student, he curated an exhibition called Freeze in London’s Docklands, which showcased his own work and that of fellow students. He was subsequently acknowledged as the leading figure in the celebrated group of British artists who emerged in the 1990s. He has gone on to exhibit across the world and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995. His exhibition at White Cube London in 2003 was his first solo show in Britain for eight years. He lives and works in London, Devon and Gloucestershire, England.