Damien Hirst, To Live Forever (For a While)

An extraordinary volume celebrating Damien Hirst’s masterworks.

With a central theme of death, this exhibition catalog features a comprehensive collection of Hirst’s most iconic pieces, carefully curated to provide visitors with a transformative artistic journey. From the awe-inspiring and iconic formaldehyde series, including the renowned shark piece, Death Denied, to the intricate and mesmerizing butterfly collages, each artwork showcases Hirst’s unwavering ability to captivate audiences and stimulate contemplation.

This major exhibition of the works of Damien Hirst, held together with the artist’s studio, is the highlight of Museo Jumex's 10th anniversary and the artist's first major exhibition in Mexico City. Damien Hirst has described Mexico as a second home and has drawn inspiration from Mexican culture, such as the Day of the Dead, in many of his most iconic works. The exhibition features more than 50 works originating from more than fifteen collections around the world.

About The Author

Ann Gallagher is an independent curator and writer. She has curated exhibitions on Damien Hirst (2012) and Hélio Oiticica (2007) at Tate Modern.
Dr. Alma Montero is a researcher at the Museo Nacional del Virreinato, where she works on silverware, women’s convent life, museum curatorship, and Jesuits.
Dr. Christiane Druml is both director of the Josephinum Medical History Museum Vienna and holder of the UNESCO Chair on Bioethics at the Medical University of Vienna.
Kit Hammonds is chief curator at Museo Jumex in Mexico City. His curatorial projects include Learning to Read with John Baldessari (2017), James Turrell: Passages of Light (2019), Gabriel Kuri: Forecast (2023), and Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts (2023) with Vincenzo de Bellis, former curator and associate director of programs, visual arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

  • Publish Date: June 11, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
  • Trim Size: 8-6/7 x 11-2/7
  • Pages: 208
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918414-3-8