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Damien Hirst - the richest artist alive today
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09 December 2009

Damien Hirst - the richest artist alive todayWhen most people think of artists, they think of Picasso or Michelangelo - classic artists, long gone and forever famous. However, art has never stopped being created, and one of today’s most popular artists is Damien Hirst.

Unlike the paintings of a bygone era, Damien’s art is much more modern, consisting of textural and visual stimulation, risqué “sculptures,” and a unique flair for understated drama that warps and bends the overactive imagination. Hirst is reported to be the richest artist alive, and is famously known for selling his entire show at a Sotheby’s auction for an estimated $198 million (USD).

There’s a continuous theme throughout Hirst’s work, one that makes him an extremely controversial figure to purists and traditionalists, but also a risk-taking godsend to the enthusiasts of all things modern and taboo. Damien deals in death, simply put.

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