quarta-feira, março 22, 2006

Damien Hirst

The Wrath of God

"Damien Hirst curated the widely acclaimed 'Freeze' exhibition in 1988 while still a student at Goldsmiths College. This show launched the careers of many successful young British artists, including his own. Hirst graduated from Goldsmiths in 1989, and has since become the most famous living British artist after David Hockney.

"In 1991, Hirst presented In and Out of Love, an installation for which he filled a gallery with hundreds of live tropical butterflies, some spawned from monochrome canvases on the wall.

With The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), his infamous tiger shark in a glass tank of formaldehyde shown at the Saatchi Gallery, Damien Hirst became a media icon and household name. He has since been imitated, parodied, reproached and exalted by the media and public alike.

Source: Yahoo

Adquirida à galeria mexicana Hilario Galguera, a peça "The Wrath of God (A Ira de Deus), com o mesmo tema da peça acima, o Museu Samsung de Seul, Coreia do Sul, pagou 4.000.000 de dólares (algo mais de 3.200.000 euros).

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