The poster boy for British art.

Following the lauded 2011 exhibition, The Dead and The Souls, Auckland's Gow Langsford Gallery will once again feature the exotic work of artist Damien Hirst. The Bristol-born internationally acclaimed magnate, and the poster boy for British art, dominated the scene predominantly during the '90s, however his work has been loved globally ever since.

Reported to be the UK's richest living artist, Hirst once sold an entire collection at a Sotheby's auction for £111 million, breaking a record for a one-artist auction. His work depicts morbid subject matter, despite popularity and saleability. Some of his most famous works include skulls encrusted with jewels and dead animals encased in formaldehyde. Hirst is also famous for artistic techniques such as 'spin painting' which are created on a spinning surface, and 'spot paintings' which incorporate many rows of coloured circles. 

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to see the incredible work of such a renowned artist in person, and whether you're an art connoisseur or not, this is an exhibition not to be missed.

Published on March 13, 2017 by Olivia Round

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