|Author/Contributor(s):||Beard, Jason ; Corry, Amie ; Burroughs, William S|
From Bacon and Burroughs to Halley and Lucas: the art collection of Damien Hirst
This unique publication presents a varied selection of works from Damien Hirst's personal collection, including early pieces by Haim Steinbach, paintings by Francis Bacon, sculptures by Sarah Lucas, Peter Halley's signature Day-Glo geometric canvases, large-scale works by Gary Hume and one of William S. Burroughs' shotgun paintings. Other highlights include works by John Currin, Sherrie Levine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Franz West.This sleek, colorful, hardcover volume contains four fold-out sections and full-color plates. Accompanying the plates is an extract from a rare Burroughs text, "Painting and Guns," first published by the cult American publisher Hanuman Books in 1992, in which Burroughs discusses the making of his shotgun art, and the relationship between painting and writing.