The Elusive Truth (Deluxe Edition) by Damien Hirst 
New in Publisher's Carton. Hardcover in Case; 112 pages
28 pounds; 18 x 2.75 x 11.81 inches
Signed Edition of 450
Leather cover, embossed printed plastic tip-in
on cover, 22 die-cuts and 31 tipped in plates
Stainless Steel Box
This is a signed limited edition of 450. It is leather bound and comes in a specially made steel box with a biohazard symbol etched on the cover.
This large-format book illustrates the complete paintings featured in Damien Hirst's recent New York exhibition: The Elusive Truth. The book includes full-color reproductions on hand-tipped in plates, a raised plastic cover displaying the painting Two Pills (2004), a characteristically disturbing short story entitled 'The Intensive Care Unit' by acclaimed writer J.G. Ballard and die-cut windows that highlight details from the paintings. Damien Hirst has written quotes to accompany each painting throughout the catalogue.
Damien Hirst's art takes on numerous forms. He tackles the big subjects of love, desire, life and death, and creates unavoidable sculptures and paintings that contain irony, wit and wisdom while questioning art's role in contemporary culture. The Elusive Truth, Hirst's recent exhibition of new work signals an exciting new direction in his work.
Hardback signed limited edition leather cover, embossed printed plastic tip-in on cover, 22 die-cuts, 31 tipped in plates/stainless steel box and embroidered ribbon.