Damien Hirst: greatest hits in pictures

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.

5. ‘Lullaby, the Seasons Spring’ 2002

'Lullaby, the Seasons Spring' (detail), 2002, by Damien Hirst 'Lullaby, the Seasons Spring' (detail), 2002, by Damien Hirst - © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved. DACS 2011. Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates

Throughout his career Hirst has arranged multiples of objects on shiny, stainless steel shelves, including fags, fish, diamonds, bottles, pill packets and individual pills. ‘Lullaby The Seasons Spring', 2002, one of four shelved cabinets containing more than 6,000 handcrafted and painted pills in a variety of colours (an allegory for the changing seasons) was the work to make Hirst the highest-paid living artist when it was sold at auction for £9.7m in 2007.

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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