Damien Hirst: Twins

 Damien Hirst’s ambitious body of work broadly explores the themes of life, death and decay, while simultaneously parodying and taking advantage of the art systems capitalist market. - See more at: http://kaldorartprojects.org.au/13rooms/damien-hirst#sthash.XJqXuQuN.dpuf. His 1992 'Live Sculpture' Hirst commissioned identical twins named Ingo and Torsten to spend time sitting in front of his trademark spot paintings while doing identical activities. The piece was said to be about surface appearances, individuality, and making a scene.


Damien Hirst’s ambitious body of work broadly explores the themes of life, death and decay, while simultaneously parodying and taking advantage of the art systems capitalist market. His work ‘Twins’ was created in 1992 and consists of a rotating cast of identical twins positioned in front of his iconic spot paintings while doing identical activities. Rather than a fixed shape, the work is continually shifting with the inclusion of different sets of twins throughout the duration of the exhibition. The piece was said to be about surface appearances, individuality, and making a scene.

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