Screenprint with glitter on UV-printed, brushed aluminium panel
90 × 187.5 cm (35 2/5 × 73 4/5 in)
Edition: 217 out of 250 + 8 artist’s proofs
Numbered and signed
Provenance: HENI Editions; Fondation Beyeler Editions
Estimate: CHF 6’000 – 8’000
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One constant source of fascination for Hirst is the essence of colours themselves and how to capture and define this in his works. This edition continues the kind of investigations that the artist began in his Spot Paintings. Appropriating a practical visual tool for the selection of colours, he has created a Pop Art-like work of art in which he reproduces what was originally a found object.
Turner Prize-winner Damien Hirst (born 1965 in Bristol) rose to fame in the 1990s as one of the now legendary Young British Artists (YBAs). His oeuvre combines elements of Conceptual Art, installation, sculpture, and painting. Works such as his series of animals preserved in formaldehyde show Hirst grappling with the fundamental questions of life and death.