A Tiger shark steeped in formaldebyde, a skull studded with thousands of diamonds, a slowly rotting cow’s head – eye-catching works have made British artist Damien Hirst rich and famous. His works are provocative to the point of discomfort.
Hirst’s work explores themes of life and death, pathology and science, and order and disorder. He is a showman, businessman, and self-publicst as musch as a artist. His exhibitions are large scale spectacles that would seem more home in a science museum or theme park than in a gallery.