Item description for Beyond Belief by Damien Hirst, Will Self, Rudi Ruchs & Hans-Ulrich Obrist...
Beyond Belief includes over 70 exquisite full colour plates and an essay by novelist and writer Will Self that discusses hallmark works such as 'A Thousand Years' (1990), and Hirst's practice and ascendance to international fame through the late 1990s. Accompanying Self 's insightful and engaging text is an in-depth interview between Hirst and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of London's Serpentine Gallery, and also an essay by art historian and curator Rudi Fuchs that considers and explores the significance of 'For the Love of God' in relation to Hirst's oeuvre: "After all, Damien Hirst's art is concerned with love and fear, with death, malady, physical decay, medical practice and pharmaceutical illusion... The inevitable proximity of death is the most real thing in human life. Fear of death is a more powerful emotion than love or lust. To some extent fear of death keeps us alive."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 3.1 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
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ISBN 1904212212 ISBN13 9781904212218
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More About Damien Hirst, Will Self, Rudi Ruchs & Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Damien Hirst's wide-ranging practice - installations, sculpture, painting and drawing - has sought to challenge the boundaries between art, science and popular culture. His energy and inventiveness, and his consistently visceral, visually arresting work, has made him a leading artist of his generation.
Damien Hirst currently resides in Devon. Damien Hirst was born in 1965.