Damien Hirst is one of the most influential artist of his time and he is certainly the richest still living artits in the world today. Reason enough for the Tate Modern galery in London to dedicate a retrospective to his work.

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Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Damien Hirst poses next to a shark preserved in formaldehyde entitled The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Damien Hirst poses next to his painting I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds, at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Damien Hirst poses next to his triptych Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven, at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Damien Hirst poses next to his triptych Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven, at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A woman walks past the sculpture Hymn by British artist Damien Hirst outside the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

The sculpture Hymn, by British artist Damien Hirst is seen outside the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A visitor views a Spin Painting by British artist Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A visitor views a Spot Painting by British artist Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A visitor views a Spot Painting by British artist Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Visitors view Mother and Child Divided, a bisected cow and calf by British artist Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Visitors view Trinity -Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology by British artist Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A visitor views A Thousand Years by British artist Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Visitors are reflected in Lullaby, The Seasons by British artist Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern gallery in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Visitors to Mexico City art gallery contemplate work by Damien Hirst. © Andrew Winning / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Art student looks at piece by British artist Damien Hirst in Mexico City. © Andrew Winning / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A visitor looks at a painting next to a piece by British artist Damien Hirst in Mexico City. © Andrew Winning / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Visitors contemplate a work by British artist Hirst at the Kunsthaus in Bregenz. © Miro Kuzmanovic / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

For the love of God, a life size cast of a human skull in platinum by British artist Damien Hirst is seen in this handout image released in London. © Ho New / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A visitor walks past Death Explained - a tiger shark cut in half - at a new exhibition by British artist Damien Hirst in central London. © Toby Melville / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Artworks are displayed at Sotheby's. © Chip East / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A member of the media looks at Damien Hirst's Mother and Child Divided 1993 in Tokyo. Toru Hanai/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Hirst and US artist Joo pose in front of artwork at gallery in Berlin. © Tobias Schwarz / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Woman looks at works of British artist Hirst and US artist Joo at a gallery in Berlin. © Tobias Schwarz / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire view the sculpture Legend by Damien Hirst in the gardens of their home Chatsworth House. © Darren Staples / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A security guard stands near paintings by Damien Hirst at the Gagosian Gallery in London. © Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Hirst puts his fingers in his nostrils during the first voyage of a new river boat in London. Matt Dunham/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A visitor looks at The Golden Calf by Hirst during a preview of an upcoming auction of his work at Sotheby's in London. © Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Hirst poses next to one of his works in Kiev. © Konstantin Chernichkin / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Damien Hirst poses next to one of his works in Kiev. © Konstantin Chernichkin / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Ukrainian businessman Pinchuk watches British artist Hirst produce piece of work in Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev. © Ho New / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

An art handler places drugs for the art installation for an installation of British artist Hirst in the new Museum Brandhorst modern art museum in Munich. © Alexandra Beier / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

A staff member of Seoul Auction poses in front of a Damien Hirst art-piece, Tranquility, created with butterflies, during a press preview in Hong Kong. © STR New / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

People looking at artwork are reflected in an installation at Brandhorst modern art museum in Munich. © Alexandra Beier / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Damien Hirst's Spot Mini, a car covered in coloured spots. © Peter MacDiarmid / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Artwork Togetherness by Britain's Damien Hirst is seen at Sotheby's auctioneers in London. © Stephen Hird / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Artwork The Sleep of Reason by Britain's Damien Hirst is seen at Sotheby's auctioneers in London © Stephen Hird / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

Damien Hirst attends a media preview of his exhibition in Hong Kong. © Bobby Yip / Reuters/REUTERS

Damien Hirst At Tate Modern

British artist Damien Hirst poses for photographers in front of his work entitled The Incredible Journey during a preview of an upcoming auction of his work Beautiful Inside My Head Forever at Sotheby's in London. © Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters/REUTERS

Apr 04, 2012