This glamorous foilprint is part of the Death or Glory skull series. Hirst’s Death or Glory - Autumn Gold / Cool Gold Glorious Skull rebuffs the traditional image of the skull as symbol of death and decay, transforming it into a glorious memento mori. Despite the ambiguity of the concept, this is Hirst's attempt to present the notion of aspiration to immortality in a playful manner.
Throughout his work, Hirst takes a direct and challenging approach to ideas about existence. His work calls into question our awareness and convictions about the boundaries that separate desire and fear, life and death, reason and faith, love and hate.
“Immortality is really desirable, I guess. In terms of images, anyway.„