Damien Hirst, 46, British
In 2010, Hirst was named Britain’s richest living artist by UK newspaper The Sunday Times – surprising considering the majority of his work revolves around death. He shot to fame in 1991 with a series of artworks depicting dead animals, including a four-metre tiger shark, a zebra and a sheep, preserved in formaldehyde and set in aquarium-like cases. The artwork on show at Traffic is entitled ‘Syringe Painting’ and features bufferflies and real paracetamol tablets.
Exhibition: ‘The State: Social/Antisocial?’, until October 20 at Traffic, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Artists: Mahmoud Bakhshi, Banksy, James Clar, Nada Dada, Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey, Rami Farook, Abdulnasser Gharem, Damien Hirst, Hayv Kahraman, Ahmed Mater, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Aman Mojadidi, Hesam Rahmanian, Anahita Razmi, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, UBIK and Ayman Yossri.
Price range: Only a selection are on sale, with prices from Dhs7,350 to Dhs201,990.