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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst (b. 1965, UK) is one of the world's most successful contemporary artists. After studying Fine Art at Goldsmith College, he played a pivotal role in the late 1980s as a member of the 'Young British Artists' (YBA) group, catapulting it to legendary status. His significant influence helped revitalize British contemporary art and shift the art market dynamics that had been dominated by the USA. In 1995, he was awarded the Turner Prize by the Tate Museum.

His works are permanently housed in some of the world's top museums, foundations, and government institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the British Council and Tate Gallery in London, and the Fondazione Prada in Milan, Italy.

1980년대 후반에 영국 현대 미술의 부활을 이끌며 ‘YBA(Young British Artists)’ 그룹을 전설로 만든 주역이기도 한 데미안 허스트는 현재까지도 세계 미술계에서 가장 영향력 있는 인물로 손꼽힌다. 미국이 주도하던 미술 시장의 흐름을 바꿔놓을 만큼 강력한 영향력을 발휘한 바 있는 그의 작품들은 삶, 죽음, 욕망, 종교와 같은 본질적인 영역들 간의 복잡한 관계성을 드러내곤 한다.

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