On the Way to Work - Damien Hirst & Gordon BurnFaber & Faber, 2001, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Actually a pleasant copy but let down by stains to the reverse of the dust wrapper and the top edges of the first and last blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “The whole story of the Brit Art phenomenon by the man widely credited with inventing it, in conversation with his friend, award winning writer, Gordon Burn. Immediately recognized as a young artist with a brilliant, sordid and uncompromising imagination, Damien Hirst is one of the most celebrated artists Britain has produced for generations. An originator of the dominant movement in contemporary art on both sides of the Atlantic, he is now so ingrained in the public consciousness that even people with only a passing interest in art are familiar with his notorious shark and pickled sheep. What few people outside his immediate circle know are his brilliance as a talker, and the incisiveness and uniquely skewed nature of his mind. Gordon Burn met Hirst for the first time nine years ago. They both admired David Sylvester’s interviews with Francis Bacon and Jan Wenner’s interviews with John Lennon, and there was always an unspoken understanding between them that they would do something similar when the time was right. The resulting conversations in On The Way To Work are electrifyingly candid. True to the undertaking Hirst first gave Burn, there are no off-limits — here are Hirst’s thoughts on celebrity, money, art, alcohol, sex, death, the North of England, class, crime and cocaine; his views on Charles Saatchi, David Bowie, Jeff Koons, Jarvis Cooker, Gilbert and George, Matthew Freud and Lucian Freud.”