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Hirst's work primarily reinforces the consumer centred society in which we live.

Is Hirst a modern day Andy Warhol, whose work focuses upon reproduction of a combination of old ideas, which are created with the primary intention of sale.

On visiting the Tate Modern earlier this year, there were reproductions of old ideas, the only new element being gold and other rare materials, his skulls were combined with spin paintings and on sale in the gift shop along with butterfly wallpaper. 

When a reproduction is made of a artists work it cosumerises the work, and the meaning becomes lost. Or has Hirst's work always had the underlying focus of consumerism, ever since he famously sold his first piece and kept sticking zeros on it, subsequently highlighting the consumer obsessive society in which we live. 

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