Damien Hirst

Cineole

Damien Hirst

Cineole

Price: $15,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Etching
Year:
2004
Edition Size:
145
Dimensions:
115 × 112.5 cm (45.2 × 44.2 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Damien Hirst’s hypnotizing “Cineole” is part of his “Pharmaceutical” series. These paintings and prints are created from lines of colored spots that repeat the same pattern: spots of every different shade are mathematically aligned, their diameter equal to the distance between each spot. Resembling pills, the repetitive motif can prove disturbing; a feeling enhanced by the scientific titles.

"Art is always very simple, or good art is always very simple."

DAMIEN HIRST

Existing in the majority of cultures, Hirst has used this basic geometric form as the focus of his work to infinite variation: from very tiny (1 millimeter: 1x1/2 inch) to enormous (1m 50: 60 inches), from a single dot to a multitude (some as many as 25 781 spots, with no repetition of colour). Cineole is the name of a drug that Hirst found in the catalog produced by the chemical company Sigma-Aldrich.

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

Weng Contemporary Etching

Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used etching to create some of their most famous works. Etching has often been combined with other intaglio techniques such as engraving or aquatint.