The Fate of Man, 2005

Damien Hirst graduated from Goldsmiths College of Art in 1989 and went on to win the Turner Prize six years later. His work continues to shock, entertain, and innovate. Hirst uses a variety of media, but is probably best known for his series involving animals preserved in formaldehyde. The Fate of Man is a silver cast of a human skull. It was included in Hirst’s 2007 exhibition ‘New Religion’ which explored the relationship between science, art and religion, themes that continue to dominate the artist’s career.