The Agony and the Ecstasy: Selected Works from 1989 - 2004

‘The Agony and the Ecstasy’ was Hirst’s first retrospective exhibition. Forty-five works, dating from 1989 to 2004, were presented at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples.

31 October 2004 – 31 January 2005
Solo Exhibition, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Naples, Italy

Pharmacy Auction

After the closure of Pharmacy Restaurant & Bar (1997-2003), Sotheby’s hosted a comprehensive auction of the contents of the Notting Hill restaurant designed by Hirst.

15 October 2004 – 18 October 2004
Solo Exhibition, Sotheby's
London, United Kingdom

Romance in the Age of Uncertainty

This key exhibition was Hirst’s first solo show of new work in London since 1995, White Cube.

9 September 2003 – 18 October 2003
Solo Exhibition, White Cube, Hoxton Square
London, United Kingdom

From the Cradle to the Grave: Selected Drawings

Hirst first exhibition of drawings was included in the 25th Ljubljana International Biennale of Graphic Arts in association with the British Council.

10 June 2003 – 28 September 2003
Solo Exhibition, The 25th International Biennale of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Damien Hirst In A Spin; The Action of the World on Things

Aurel Scheibler gallery presented an exhibition of Hirst's print portfolio 'In a spin, the action of the world on things' in 2003.

30 April 2003 – 7 June 2003
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Aurel Scheibler
Berlin, Germany

Damien Hirst

A major exhibition of Hirst works inaugurated Charles Saatchi’s new gallery space at County Hall, London, in 2003.

17 April 2003 – 3 August 2003
Solo Exhibition, The Saatchi Gallery
London, United Kingdom

Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings

This major exhibition of new Hirst works was chosen by Gagosian Gallery to inaugurate its newly remodelled New York gallery in West 24th Street in 2000.

23 September 2000 – 16 December 2000
Solo Exhibition, Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street
New York, United States


After acquiring ‘Pharmacy’ in 1996, the installation was exhibited at Tate Britain.

15 February 1999 – 2 May 1999
Solo Exhibition, Tate Gallery
London, United Kingdom

The Beautiful Afterlife

‘The Beautiful Afterlife’ included eleven new Hirst works.

3 May 1997 – 21 June 1997
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger
Zurich, Switzerland

No Sense of Absolute Corruption

‘No Sense of Absolute Corruption’, presented by Gagosian Gallery, New York, was Hirst’s largest solo show to date.

4 May 1996 – 15 June 1996
Solo Exhibition, Gagosian Gallery, Wooster Street
New York, United States