Damien Hirst is a British Contemporary Artist born in 1965 in Bristol, England.
Within his wide variety of art disciplines Hirst explores the dual complexity and simplicity of life, death, rebirth, immortality and beauty.
Hirst often times utilizes ready-made objects to question the nature of art itself.
In 1991 Damien Hirst started his most prominent work called "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living".
Preserving various animals in minimalist steel and glass tanks filled with formaldehyde solution. Conjuring a visceral reminder of the fragility of life this work is considered one of the most iconic Art works in the 1990s.
Hirst’s later works include the famous spin paintings rendered by spin machines to create colorful circular paintings. This spin painting design was used in the 2009 Supreme Damien Hirst collection and Hirst used a similar colour tone for the cover Art he designed for Drake's album "Certified Lover Boy" released in the latter part 2021. Later on in his career, he would procure much more extravagant and controversial works. An example of such is For the Love of God from 2007 in which he recreated a human skull in platinum, adorned with 8,601 diamonds. This elaborate work eventually received the highest paid price for a single work by a living artist with a final sale price of $100 million dollars. It serves as a prominent reminder of one’s mortality and the connection between art and money.
The Artist is one of the wealthiest in the world with a net worth estimated over $700 Million.