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Signed Print Edition of 150
H 80cm x W 120cm
The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living is a signed lenticular digital print on PETG plastic produced by renowned contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. The print, made in 2013, shows the impressive and infamous sculpture made by Hirst in 1991. The image captures the impressive installation made by Hirst, which involved preserving a 14-foot Tiger shark in formaldehyde. The shark was kept in a rectangular glass-panel display case so the public could look at and investigate the dead shark’s body.
The original installation was commissioned in 1991 by Charles Saatchi, who sold it in 2004 to Steven A. Cohen for an undisclosed amount. Reports suggest that it was sold for at least $8 million. The work is considered to be one of the most iconic pieces of British art in the 1990s and launched Hirst onto the international art stage. The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living has become a symbol of Britart worldwide.
The piece touches on themes of life and death, which Hirst frequently explores in his artworks. Hirst as he explains: “art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else … there isn’t anything else.”