The Anatomy of an Angel

The Anatomy of an Angel

Damien Hirst – The Anatomy of an Angel in Carrara marble

‘Anatomy of an Angel’ is a marble sculpture originally exhibited as part of the Sotheby’s auction of new Hirst works, ‘Beautiful Inside My Head Forever’ in 2008.

The classically posed Carrara marble figure is based on Alfred Boucher’s sculpture ‘L’Hirondelle’ (1920). In Hirst’s version, cross-sections of her body show the anatomical structure beneath the skin, revealing she is human after all.