Damien Hirst Doesn’t Remember His 20s Because of “Excess”

March 10, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Famous artist and perpetual merchandize peddler Damien Hirst is working on an autobiography, but it’s missing a couple of years. Hirst is allegedly blanking on his entire 20s (the stage of cognitive development when the frontal lobes of his cerebral cortex were still forming judgement skills for the rest of his life). In the most British way possible, The Guardian reports…

Unfortunately, an excessive exposure to excess has taken its toll on its subject and Hirst has been forced to admit that there’s a 10-year period of his life he can’t actually remember.

It goes on to hint repeatedly that Hirst can’t remember the sexy YBA years of “hedonism and vice” (including his “formative year” at Goldsmiths in the late 1980s) because they were just so sexy, hedonistic and viceful, as per aforementioned “excessive exposure to excess.”

Which means drugs. Right? What else could “excess” be? The kind of dangerous amount of money that will send a young man bedazzling shit with diamonds? (Image: @ace_pilot_khan)