Damien Hirst. Solo show
Britain’s most famous living artist Damien Hirst, “a hooligan and aesthete,” as his colleague and long-term friend Mat Collishaw said, continues to stir controversy.
A leading figure in the Young British Artists movement in the late 1980s and 1990s, successful and controversial British artist Damien Hirst has shocked and surprised the art world with his unusual works, including glass displays of dead animals and medicine cabinet sculptures. In addition to his glass tank works, Hirst has made paintings, sculptures, installations, and prints, and has spent £25m to built the Newport Street Gallery in Lambeth, south London, where he curates exhibitions assembled from his own art collection, promoting his own view of contemporary art.