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Art Appreciation: October 30th

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Today we’re kicking off a new daily feature here at Dopamine 36 with ‘Art Appreciation’. Each day we’re going to bring you a new work of art to ponder, whether you’re at work, or on the shitter, and expand your artistic horizons. It could be a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, architecture, graffiti, and anything else that would be deemed an artistic creation. We’ll provide the pictures and the facts and then you can check it out and form your own opinion. Have at it and leave your say in the comments below!

Since Damien Hirst was in the news this week with his Rihanna piece on British GQ’s anniversary issue, he’ll get the honors of having the first showcase. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living

Artist: Damien Hirst, 1991

Hirst is an English artist and a leading member of the “Young British Artists” (or YBA). It consists of a 14-foot tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a vitrine. It was originally commissioned in 1991 by Charles Saatchi, who sold it in 2004, to Steven A. Cohen for an undisclosed amount, widely reported to have been $8 million, however the title of Don Thompson’s book, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art, suggests a higher figure. It is considered the iconic work of British art in the 1990s, and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. (From Wikipedia)

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