Damien Hirst

Aurous Iodide (with Gold Glitter)

Damien Hirst

Aurous Iodide (with Gold Glitter)

Price: $18,000.00

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Silkscreen with Gold Glitter
Edition Size:
98.0 x 75.9 cm (38.5 x 29.8 in)
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Aurous Iodide belongs to Damien Hirst's "Spot" series. The inspiration for this work comes from the series of famous "Spot" paintings, which have become one of the most recognizable works for Hirst creations . Hirst employed assistants to create the spot paintings - any physical evidence of human intervention was removed, until the works appeared to have been constructed mechanically. For Hirst, it was a departure from years of experimenting with paint and collage. "Spots" served as new exploration that served as a medium to solve the problem of colour.

“To create that structure, to do those colors, and do nothing. I suddenly got what I wanted. It was just a way of pinning down the joy of colour.”

Damien Hirst

Forty-eight spots featuring a wide array of colors, Aurous Iodide has a gold glitter textured background. The title of this work refers to a chemical compound containing the elements gold and iodine that exists as a lemon-yellow powder. It is in these series, according to Hirst, he discovered one of the most fundamental things in art - the harmony of where colour can exist on its own, interacting with other colors in a perfect format.

About the Artist

Hirst Sig

Damien Hirst (1965, Bristol, UK) is a leading artist of the YBA (Young British Artist) generation. He is widely regarded as one of the most important artists working today, creating truly iconic artworks.

About the printing Technique


Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.