Title No Love Lost SIGNED & ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION
Book Condition Fine
Publisher UK Damien Hirst
Seller ID 001700
Here is a stunning original Damien Hirst First Edition UK hardback edition, hand signed and illustrated by Damien Hirst in person. NO LOVE LOST - A beautiful original Damien Hirst autograph. Published on the occasion of Damien Hirstís exhibition at the Wallace Collection, London in October 2009, this rare hardback book shows a large selection of blue skull and flower paintings made between 2006 and 2008 from the show, with a total of 30 illustrations and 3 gatefolds. Damien Hirst signed books are hard to come across with additional drawings. This edition was hand signed by Damien Hirst. Damien Hirst has drawn a skull by his signature. A beautiful and very rare sought after Damien Hirst original drawing. The book is in perfect condition. Full picture matt boards as issued. This book is unread in perfect condition. Damien Hirst was born in 1965. He is one of the most famous and collected modern day English artists. A known entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly Britain's richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. During the 1990s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in 2003 and the relationship ended. Death is a central theme in Hirst's works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved-sometimes having been dissected-in formaldehyde. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot (4.3 m) tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a vitrine became the iconic work of British art in the 1990s, and the symbol of Britart worldwide. Damien Hirst has also made "spin paintings," created on a spinning circular surface, and "spot paintings", which are rows of randomly-coloured circles created by his assistants. In September 2008, he took an unprecedented move for a living artist by selling a complete show, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, at Sotheby's by auction and by-passing his long-standing galleries. The auction exceeded all predictions, raising £111 million ($198 million), breaking the record for a one-artist auction as well as Hirst's own record with £10.3 million for The Golden Calf, an animal with 18-carat gold horns and hooves, preserved in formaldehyde. In several instances since 1999 the sources for certain of Hirst's works have been challenged and contested as plagiarised, both in written articles by journalists and artists, and, in one instance, through legal proceedings which led to an out-of-court settlement. There is no doubt Damien Hirst is a perfect artist to collect. With many of his originals now selling for millions, this is a very affordable alternative and a piece of the original artist. Do check out our other fantastic selection of rare original Damien Hirst drawings and Damien Hirst signed and illustrated books in our listings. 100% genuine and a perfect investment item.
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