by Damian Hirst
Damien Steven Hirst(born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. Reportedly Britain’s richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 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.