Damien Hirst Puts The Spin On New Babyshambles Album Sleeve

Damien Hirst has revealed his design for the latest Babyshambles album jacket. The release titled, ‘Sequel To The Prequel’ is due out in the autumn.

The Turner prize winner is no stranger to Rock ‘n’ Roll, he previously designed Spin Art guitars for The Stone Roses and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and directed the video for Blur’s single ‘Country House’. Drew McConnel, the bands bassist told the NME: “It happened kind of naturally and in the spirit you’d hope for.”We asked Damien to suggest someone to put something together, then to our amazement he offered to do it himself. The fact that he used a pic taken by Penny Smith, who shot all those iconic photos of The Clash, just makes it make even more sense.”

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London from 1986 to 1989 and is considered by many to be the leading figure of the group known as “Young British Artists”. The YBAs are characterised by their entrepreneurial spirit, independence and their ability to manipulate the media.Hirst dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. His early career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, however over the last few years Hirst has distanced himself from this association. Hirst’s work explores the uncertainty at the core of human experience; love, life, death, loyalty and betrayal. His work has been exhibited widely,in Britain, the USA, Australia, and Europe. Work is included in many public and private collections.

‘Sequel To The Prequel’ is released 2 September. A new single ‘Nothing Comes To Nothing’ is out on 26 August.

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