Tulip Varieties

Damien Hirst (1965 - )

Archival inkjet print with screenprinted text and UV varnish

2017
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • 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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  • Details
    Title
    Tulip Varieties
    Date
    2017
    Medium
    Archival inkjet print with screenprinted text and UV varnish
    Dimensions
    height: 42 cm, width: 29.7 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from The House of Fairy Tales, January 2018
    Inscription
    verso, br: Damien Hirst / 2017 7/25
    Provenance
    The House of Fairy Tales; purchased by the GAC 2018
    GAC number
    18749/12