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The complete medicine cabinets

The complete medicine cabinets

Hirst, Damien

This title is contextualised by the artist's following of the punk movement. The first 12 sculptures in the book are named after the title tracks on the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks album

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Other Criteria, 2010

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Statement of responsibility: Damien Hirst
ISBN: 1906967369, 9781906967369
Physical Description: 184 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Medicine in art.; Hirst, Damien.; Sculpture Great Britain.; Art and Design.

Author note

Born in Bristol in 1965, Damien Hirst grew up in Leeds and studied at Goldsmiths College, London. Most notable amongst the exhibitions he curated while at college was Freeze, in 1988, in which he exhibited his work and that of his contemporaries. The exhibition is widely believed to have been the starting point of the Young British Artists’ careers, and a defining moment in kick-starting cutting edge British contemporary art. 

Hirst’s body of work confronts the scientific, philosophical, and religious aspects of human existence and includes sculpture, painting, and printmaking. He has exhibited widely and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 for The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. In 2004, Hirst collaborated with Sarah Lucas and Angus Fairhurst on an exhibit at Tate Britain called In-a-Gadda-da-Vida. In 2006, works from the artist’s murderme collection were exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery, London: More recently, Hirst exhibited "No Love Lost: Blue Paintings" at The Wallace Collection, London, 2010; "Cornucopia" at Musée Océanographique de Monaco, 2010, and with Michael Joo, "Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?" at Haunch of Venison Berlin, 2010. 

Hirst’s work can be found in many important collections worldwide, including Tate in London, The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; Broad Art Foundation; Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands; Neue Galerie Graz, Austria, and State Museum of Berlin, Germany. 

Arthur C Danto is a well-published and highly regarded author, art critic,and professor of philosophy. He was at The Nation from 1984 to 2009. He is an editor of the Journal of Philosophy and a contributing editor of the Naked Punch Review and Artforum. 

James Frey is an American writer. His memoirs, A Million Little Pieces (2003) and My Friend Leonard (2005), as well as the fictional Bright Shiny Morning, are bestsellers. 

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