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The Elusive Truth Damien Hirst

The Elusive Truth

Damien Hirst

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781932598117
Hardcover
112 pages
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This large-format book illustrates the complete paintings featured in Damien Hirst’s recent New York exhibition ‘The Elusive Truth’. The book includes full-colour reproductions on hand-tipped in plates, a raised plastic cover displaying the paintingMoreThis large-format book illustrates the complete paintings featured in Damien Hirst’s recent New York exhibition ‘The Elusive Truth’. The book includes full-colour reproductions on hand-tipped in plates, a raised plastic cover displaying the painting ‘Two Pills’ (2004), a characteristically disturbing short story entitled ‘The Intensive Care Unit’ by acclaimed writer J.G. Ballard and die-cut windows that highlight details from the paintings. Damien Hirst has written quotes to accompany each painting throughout the catalogue.Damien Hirst’s art takes on numerous forms. He tackles the big subjects of love, desire, life and death, and creates unavoidable sculptures and paintings that contain irony, wit and wisdom while questioning art’s role in contemporary culture. ‘The Elusive Truth’, Hirst’s recent exhibition of new work signals an exciting new direction in his work. Hardback with embossed printed plastic tip-in on cover 22 die-cuts and 31 tipped in plates.