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Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated “Freeze,” an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation.
The Dead (Chocolate Oriental Gold Skull) (2009) continues Hirst’s glorification of the skeletal, linking itself closely to his acclaimed 2007 work, ‘For the Love of God’.
This work is signed and numbered on the front by the artist. It is sold framed in excellent condition.