The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living is an artwork by Damien Hirst. It consists of a shark preserved in formaldehyde in a vitrine. It was originally commissioned in 1991 by Charles Saatchi, who sold it in 2004, making Hirst the second most expensive living artist (after Jasper Johns) (he surpassed Johns in 2007). Due to deterioration of the original 14ft tiger shark, it was replaced with a new specimen in 2006.




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