DAMIEN HIRST: Dots, Spins, Butterflies and more

28 Apr - 21 May 2014

For the first time, a private Austrian gallery is dedicating its own show to the British artist Damien Hirst. Galerie Suppan Contemporary presents original works by Damien Hirst as well as works from his workshop in the upcoming exhibition. On display will be a selection of around 38, mostly small-format dot and butterfly paintings, as well as a series of spin paintings from 1993 to 2011.
Damien Hirst, born in Bristol, Great Britain, in 1965, studied at Goldsmith College in London and first achieved wider public attention when he conceived and curated the exhibition "Freeze" there in 1988, which featured both his work and that of his fellow students. More than a quarter of a century has passed since this crucial exhibition, during which Hirst grew to become one of the most prominent artists of his generation, culminating in his Tate Modern show in London the previous year, following numerous museum exhibitions and his successful show in Kiev in 2012.
In 1992 he took part in the legendary Young British Artists exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London with his legendary Shark in Formaldehyde and won the Turner Prize in 1995. His best-known works include various animals he has prepared in formaldehyde, huge spot- spin and butterfly paintings, medicine installations or the skull "For the Love of God", created in 2007 and set with 8,600 diamonds.