Victory over Death and more art by Damien Hirst

Victory over Death, 2008
120 x 108 cm (h x w)
photogravure etching with hand-coloring in gouache by the artist
not for sale
[Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, David Kruidenier, Jr. Estate, and Elizabeth S. Kruidenier 2002 Revocable Trust by exchange, 2013.7]

(Gift Print, 2013)

One of the most prominent members of the YBAs (Young British Artists), a group that emerged in the UK during the 1990, Damian Hirst challenges the boundaries between art, science, and commerce. Investigating mortality, Hirst makes sculptures, installations, paintings, and prints that dazzle and provoke. Whether presenting a shark in formaldehyde; actual insects and butterflies; pills inside glittering glass cases; infinite series of dotted prints and paintings named after psychotropic chemical compounds, or a human skull recreated in platinum and encrusted with thousands of diamonds, his works ultimately belong to the art historical tradition of the memento mori (remember death). The photogravure etching reprises his sculpture For the Love of God, 2007.

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other works by Damien Hirst

Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solut..., 2005
100 x 119 cm (h x w)

13 x 10 inch (h x w)
Color Screenprint with diamond dust and glass

Lanatoside B
63.5 x 70 cm (h x w)

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