Published on the occasion of Damien Hirst's exhibition at White Cube Mason's Yard and Hoxton Square in November 2009, Nothing Matters features a new series of large-scale colour triptychs opening into gatefolds. Also showing for the first time are Hirst's oil paintings on newspaper.
Damien Hirst is one of the most celebrated living artists in the world. Born in Bristol, England, in 1965, he studied at Goldsmith's College. In 1988 he curated the now-renowned London exhibition, "Freeze" and in 1991, he had his first solo exhibition, also in London, "In and Out of Love." In 1992 he was a major part of the groundbreaking "Young British Artists" exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Hirst was awarded the prestigious Tate Gallery Turner Prize in 1995. His work has been shown in many important group and solo shows throughout the world and is in major international museum collections. . He lives and works in Devon and London.
Gordon Burn (January 16, 1948 - July 17, 2009) was an English writer born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was the author of four novels and several works of non-fiction. He also wrote a book with British artist Damien Hirst, On the Way to Work, a collection of interviews from various dates between 1992 and 2001. He was a regular contributor to The Guardian, usually writing about contemporary art.