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Damien Hirst for Supreme

British artist Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, England.

During the 1990s Hirst was known as a wild child in the art world and his work embodied both everyday realism and provocative sensationalism. Known for his ironic wit and cultural commentary, Hirst often explores the theme of mortality through a variety of mediums and techniques ­ from installation work, to painting and sculpture.

A series utilizing preserved dead animals suspended in formaldehyde (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) catapulted Hirst to fame amidst controversy. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot tiger shark immersed in a glassed display case of formaldehyde became the iconic work of British art in the 1990s. Its sale in 2004 made Hirst the world's second most expensive living artist after Jasper Johns.

Hirst is also known for his Spin paintings made at random on a spinning circular surface, and his now iconic, graphic Spot paintings that depict rows of randomly-colored circles. This week, Supreme will release a series of three decks designed by Damien Hirst featuring his Spin paintings.

The decks will be released in-store and online on Thursday, April 2nd. Available in Japan on Saturday, April 4th.