Beautiful Portrait, ‘The Queen’

Damien Hirst (1965 - )

Household gloss paint on canvas

2014

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  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965 and grew up in Leeds. He attended Goldsmiths College in London from 1986-1989 and curated a legendary exhibition in a disused warehouse entitled Freeze. The success of the exhibition led the artists involved to become known as YBAs or Young British Artists. Hirst was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1992, and won the award when he was nominated again in 1995. Hirst’s tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde became the iconic work of the 1990s and a symbol of British art worldwide. It was included in the ‘Sensation’ exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Art in 1997, which toured to New York and Berlin. In 2008 he took the unprecedented step of selling all the works from one of his shows at auction.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, household gloss paint, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Beautiful Portrait, ‘The Queen’
    Date
    2014
    Medium
    Household gloss paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    diameter: 152.40 cm, depth: 7.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented March 2015 by Victim, a charity founded by the artist Damien Hirst
    Inscription
    verso (canvas), upper right: Damien Hirst ; lower right: Beautiful / portrait / 'The Queen' ; lower left: 2014 ; verso (stretcher bar): D Hirst
    Provenance
    presented March 2015 by Victim, a charity founded by the artist Damien Hirst
    GAC number
    18640