Image of Damien Hirst - Histidyl

Damien Hirst - Histidyl

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Damien Hirst
Histidyl
2008

Silkscreen print with metallic silver
76 x 95 x 4 cm (framed)
29 7/8 x 37 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
Edition of/150

Signed and numbered

Framing included

Damien Hirst’s Spot paintings, first exhibited in 1988, are also known as his “Pharmaceutical Paintings.” The present edition, a silkscreen print, presents twenty-four colors of Hirst’s iconic dots set against a silver metallic background.

The random and infinite colour series within the ‘Pharmaceutical’ paintings is integral to the works. Hirst explains that, “mathematically, with the spot paintings, I probably discovered the most fundamentally important thing in any kind of art. Which is the harmony of where colour can exist on its own, interacting with other colours in a perfect format.”[3] Any problems he had previously had with colour, Hirst claims, were removed by the perfect arrangement of complimentary, yet never repeated, colours in the spots.

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