2012 Softback and hardback versions available 278 x 236 mm (11 x 9 inches). Multiple original drawings by the artist. SIGNED. Edited by Ann Gallagher With contributions by Ann Gallagher, Thomas Crow, Michael Craig Martin, Nicholas Serota, Michael Bracewell, Brian Dillon and Andrew Wilson. Published by Tate.
Published to accompany Damien Hirst's first retrospective exhibition in the UK, staged at Tate Modern in 2012, this book traces the artist's career from his emergence on the art scene in the late 1980s to his being one of the best-known artists working today. With an introduction by curator Ann Gallagher, an interview by Nicholas Serota (Tate director), and essays by curator Andrew Wilson, author and critic Brian Dillon and art historian and critic Thomas Crow, as well as shorter texts on key moments in Hirst's career by Michael Craig-Martin and Michael Bracewell, this illustrated survey makes a major contribution to our understanding of one the most influential artists of our time.