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Hirst, Damien (Artist) & Moynihan, Danny (Author). DAMIEN HIRST AND DANNY MOYNIHAN: BOOGIE-WOOGIE. London, England: Duckworth Literary Entertainment, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 254 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The author's breakthrough debut novel/collaborative effort with Damien Hirst. Now considered a contemporary classic. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. The book is now rare. One of the most stunningly beautiful books ever published: Regular-sized volume format. Red cloth boards with gilt titles on spine, as issued. Text by Danny Moynihan. Original art by Damien Hirst. Hirst's art is in the form of the wraparound DJ cover, a hectic collage that consists of and alludes to the art of various contemporary artists. He gives credit to all of them: Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn, Jeff Koons, Michael Joo, Matthew Collishaw, and himself. With Damien Hirst's supervision, one of his most fully realized (and financially accessible) creations underwent two further transformations: The photograph of Hirst's original art was taken by Mike Parsons while the subsequent digital manipulation was done by Steve Warner. Both the title and the art are an unmistakable homage to Piet Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie-Woogie". Red satin ribbon marker. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The main attraction of the Limited Edition is unquestionably Damien Hirst's DJ art. Discovered by Charles Saatchi (who bought his entire debut exhibition), Damien Hirst is not only the contemporary British art world's answer to Andy Warhol. He is our Warhol, the most famous and most expensive living artist of our time. Moynihan holds his own: "Sharp and wickedly sexy, 'Boogie-Woogie' is the look at the contemporary art world we've all been waiting for. It will be required reading in twenty years. In the meantime, read it and laugh. Satire doesn't come any more brilliant than this" (Cressida Connolly). No, it doesn't, and the duo deserves our lasting gratitude for bursting the bubble of the New York art scene's powers-that-be. Ingrid Sischy, the former Editor of Artforum Magazine and unbearably pretentious current Editor of Interview Magazine (Warhol would never have hired her) once remarked that "book people do not understand art people". Alas, they do. The book-as-collectible, this is a "must-have" title for Damien Hirst, Danny Moynihan, Modern First, and art collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black pen by Danny Moynihan. He also crossed out his printed name. The "Limited Edition" Duck Seal is stamped directly on the page itself, not a tipped-in page. In addition, the Limited Edition is spectacularly signed in black pen on the DJ itself by Damien Hirst, thereby turning it into an original art piece. London galleries frame and sell the DJ by itself as a Damien Hirst work of art because it is. This edition is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Two of the most brilliant living artists. A flawless collectible copy. . ISBN 0715630210. $2000.00

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