He’s rumored to be a world’s richest artist, though recently, Damien Hirst has been indicted of something shocking.
When it comes to Hirst’s work, “shocking” isn’t accurately a new descriptor. For a past 30 years, he’s been formulating art that deals essentially in death.
Over a camber of his career, Hirst has used 913,450 quadruped carcasses in his work. From cows to sheep, butterflies to sharks, his installations arrangement animals and insects both in their entirety and cut in half, a differing philharmonic famous as “vivisection.”
The issue, lifted by a RSPCA, is not that Hirst uses animal carcasses — it’s about how he obtains them. According to them, many of these animals did not die naturally. They were murdered in a name of art.