UK artist Damien Hirst is to publish his autobiography autumn next year. Penguin Books said in a statement that the long-awaited tome will cover Hirst’s early life in Leeds, his time at Goldsmiths College in London and epochal moments such as the student show “Freeze”, which was curated by Hirst in London’s Docklands in 1988, as well as the headline-hitting exhibition “Sensation” held at London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 1997. The book will be co-written with James Fox. The art world will no doubt be keen to see if Damien spills the beans on other aspects of his practice such as the number of assistants he employs, the nature of his relationships with the collector Charles Saatchi and mega-dealer Larry Gagosian, and why he likes spots and formaldehyde so much.
From In The Frame