LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: (FILE PHOTO) Bristol born Damien Hirst first came to the public's attention back in 1988 when he curated Freeze, an exhibition in a disused London Port Authority ... more 
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: (FILE PHOTO) Bristol born Damien Hirst first came to the public's attention back in 1988 when he curated Freeze, an exhibition in a disused London Port Authority administrative block which showed his work along with the work of his friends and fellow classmates at Goldsmiths College. In the time since that that important show, Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of our time and his generation. The retrospective of his work at the Tate Modern which opens on 4 April will be the first substantial survey of his work in a British institution and will bring together some of his key works. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=138640353&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinOBIT_uki_apr12 Buyer Carlito Briones holds two postcards by Damien Hirst at the Royal College of Art (RCA) on November 25, 2005 in London. The annual RCA Secret exhibition and sale has attracted 2700 postcard sized works of art from artists and designers from all over the world. Buyers queued overnight to buy a card for £35 - not knowing who the artist is until purchase. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) less 
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