Damien Hirst (b. 1965, Bristol) lives and works in London Gloucestershire and Devon. He studied at Goldsmiths College. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995. Since 1987, over 80 solo Damien Hirst exhibitions have taken place worldwide and his work has been included in over 260 group shows. Hirst’s first major retrospective, The Agony and the Ecstasy, was held in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples in 2004. His contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades was recognised in 2012 with a major retrospective of his work staged at Tate Modern.
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