About the book
Damien Hirst (b. 1965), arguably the most well-known artist at work today, has here created a fantastic ABC, using his art to illustrate the alphabet in a large-format board book for art lovers of all ages. Filled with dissected cows and sheep, butterflies, the incredible diamond skull, and many other well-known Hirst themes, the book spans his entire career, and illustrates how his body of work addresses the scientific, philosophical, and religious issues that lie at the heart of human existence.
Praise for Damien Hirst ABC:
“Never have we seen the alphabet spelled out with such compelling corresponding visuals—this is a picture book we’re happy to share with our less than well-behaved toddler friends.” —DomaineHome.com
“Nothing captures the season’s spirit like Damien Hirst ABC, in which the original Young British Artist interprets the alphabet, from A is for Anatomy to Z is for (pickled) Zebra.” —Vogue
“Geared toward art fans of all ages and features an assortment of the artist’s work like cheerful butterflies, fish and unicorns.” —USA Today’s Pop Candy blog
“Delightfully skewed, ‘fun for all the family’ board book is letter-perfect.” —Chicago Tribune
About the author
Born in Bristol, England, Damien Hirst studied at Goldsmith’s College and in 1988 curated the now-renowned London exhibition Freeze. In 1991, he had his first solo exhibition, and in 1992 his work was a major part of the groundbreaking Young British Artists exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Hirst was awarded the prestigious Tate Gallery Turner Prize in 1995. Hirst’s work has been shown in numerous important group and solo shows in major museums and galleries throughout the world, and is in many major museum collections. In 2012 the most comprehensive exhibition of Hirst’s work to date broke attendance records at Tate Modern, London.