Damien Hirst: greatest hits in pictures

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View the artist's works that rocked and shocked the world

Damien Hirst's work may divide critical opinion but there's no denying that his art creates impact. Everyone has heard of his shark, spots and diamond skull. Now he has a major retrospective at Tate Modern. Helen Sumpter charts the works that rocked and shocked the world.

7. Pharmacy

Damien Hirst, 'Pharmacy', 1992 Damien Hirst, 'Pharmacy', 1992 - © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd.

In 1992 Hirst made a room-sized installation based on a chemist shop and called it 'Pharmacy'. In 1997 he fitted out a Notting Hill restaurant, also called Pharmacy, with related work which included stools shaped like headache pills. Having survived a challenge by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society over the name (they thought shoppers might mistake the diner for a real chemist) the eatery eventually closed in 2003. There was still money to be made, however, as art and ephemera from Pharmacy sold a year later for £11.1m.


Find your favourite Hirst hit

‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’, 1991 ‘A Thousand Years’, 1990 Spot paintings Spin paintings ‘Lullaby, the Seasons Spring’ 2002 Butterflies Pharmacy ‘For the Love of God’, 2007

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