Born in Bristol, UK in 1965. Hirst was a rising star of contemporary art in the ’90s when he drew attention as one of the YBAs (Young British Artists). His career took off when he was recognized by Charles Saatchi (collector) at the independent student exhibition “Freeze” as a student at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ College of University of London. Hirst is known for his style with no fear of taboos and his artworks have always been controversial for radically using the allegories of life and death, such as the Formalin preserved shark, the decaying cow head bitten by flies, a diamond-studded skull, drugs, insects, “spin paintings”, and “spot paintings”. He is also one of the world’s top collectors.