Damien Hirst, Biography and Net Worth
Damien Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector.
Damien Hirst was born on 7 June 1965. He is 57 years old.
His art teacher at Allerton Grange School “pleaded” for Hirst to be allowed to enter the sixth form, where he took two A-levels, achieving an “E” grade in art.
He was refused admission to Jacob Kramer College when he first applied but attended the art school after a subsequent successful application to the Foundation Diploma course
He is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. He is reportedly the United Kingdom’s richest living artist, with his wealth estimated at $384 million in the 2020 Sunday Times Rich List. During the 1990s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in 2003 and the relationship ended.
Death is a central theme in Hirst’s works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep, and a cow) are preserved, sometimes having been dissected, in formaldehyde.
The best-known of these was The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot (4.3 m) tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a clear display case.
His net worth is $384 Million.
Between 1992 and 2012, Hirst lived with his American girlfriend, Maia Norman, with whom he has three sons: Connor Ojala, (born 1995, Kensington and Chelsea, London), Cassius Atticus (born 2000, North Devon), and Cyrus Joe (born 2005, Westminster, London).
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