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Love Will Tear Us Apart

Love Will Tear Us Apart, a celebrated and controversial piece by legendary artist Damien Hirst.



One of the first bodies of work to achieve Hirst recognition was his Medicine Cabinets series, in part inspired by a youthful near fatal accident when a toddler Hirst mistook prescription pills for candy resulting in an emergency stomach pump.


The inevitable constant of death has remained a cardinal theme to Hirst's work, as that which does not live cannot die. It could be argued that life is also of thematic importance to the artist or at very least an attempt to define the delicate distinction between the inherently linked states.


“You can only cure people for so long and then they’re going to die anyway. You can’t arrest decay but these medicine cabinets suggest you can,” said Hirst.




For more information on works by Damien Hirst please contact Burgess Modern and Contemporary at 954–524–2100


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Damien Hirst (b. 1965)

Love Will Tear us Apart, 1995, (3/10)

Cabinet, needles, syringes

14 x 20 x 8.75 in

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