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Penguin's 150th Anniversary edition of Darwin's classic

Penguin's 150th Anniversary edition of Darwin's classic

Damien Hirst has come a long way since he presented Charles Saatchi with a maggot-infested cow’s head as a graduate; his painting ‘The Human Skull in Space’ is now fronting Penguin Classics’ 150th Anniversary reprint of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

In Hirst’s┬árecent interview with The Guardian, Hirst attributed his obsession with natural history and penchant for creative controversy to everyone’s favourite fossil collector.

“I was given a paperback copy of On the Origin of Species many years ago by a friend and I loved it,” Hirst tells The Guardian, “especially the contentious aspects of it. Being brought up a Catholic and questioning the nonsensical creation theory, it was exciting.”

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