Damien Hirst | Art Collection
A renowned international artist, Damien Hirst emerged on the art scene in the late 1980s. Throughout his career he has created installations, sculptures, paintings, and drawings that examine the complex relationships between art and beauty, religion and science, and life and death. From serialized paintings of multicolored spots to animal specimens preserved in tanks of formaldehyde, his work challenges contemporary belief systems, tracing the uncertainties that lie at the heart of human experience.
In 2008, Sotheby’s auctioned 223 of his works, fetching over $200 million in total. This unprecedented incursion by an auction house into the primary market was just the first in a series of milestones for avant-garde artist, who continues to be a strong favourite amongst collectors and investors.