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Damien Hirst. Edited by Robert Violette. Designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.New York. The Monacelli Press. 1997. First American edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 334 pages. A visual publication with inserts, pop-ups, loose sheets, stickers, die-cuts, folding plates, varied paper stock. 340 x 300mm (13½ x 11¾"). 3.35kg. English. Very good; all parts of present and complete, including the stickers, acetate sheets and poster; the dust jacket has some sun-fading to the spine, the surface of the rear of the jacket has been scratched and is lightly bubbled, one of the acetate sheets has a crease to a lower corner; generally a very good copy.An iconic piece of publishing that captures Hirst at his most inventive and provocative. 'This publication - Hirst's first - is the artist's beguiling statement of his ideas and obsessions in life and art to date. Expressed in his own words, and illustrated by his own selection of over 700 images, pop-ups and special inserts, i want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, with everyone, one to one, always, forever, now. encompasses the entire range of his work - paintings, sculptures, installations and films. In this book, Hirst has created an iconoclastic work that challenges the boundaries of art, science, media and popular culture.' (from the blurb).