Damien Hirst

Dark Black Heaven (Nite Time)

Damien Hirst

Dark Black Heaven (Nite Time)

Price: $9,500.00

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Details

Technique:
Inkjet Print, Glaze and Foilblock
Year:
2012
Edition Size:
55
Dimensions:
72.5 x 71.0 cm (28.5 x 28 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

In this melancholic image of the “Utopia” series, Hirst puts death as an inevitable, all consuming force which leaves us no escape. Put on shiny silvery shelves and reflected by mirrors in those shelves, the dark black pills are rather a threat than a promise for a good night’s sleep – more a complete nemesis than a restful recharge of energy.

"It’s like God should be, the way they sell you the pills, the forms, the utopia, the hope, the cure. We’ve come a long way since quack doctors."

Damien Hirst

There is no immanent salvation promise, no escape offered. Moreover, those black pills are as menacing as they are strangely attractive, a dark fatal attraction which we already know leads to only one solution.Hirst’s work questions the ambiguous role of medicine as a god-like power which can both take life and save life, destroy and restore. These pills are not a “memento mori” like the skulls or the butterflies. They are a symbol for resignation and alienation from life, and a fatal attraction to death.

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 Inkjet

Inkjet has become an established part of the art market in the last decade. Even the collections of the Tate, the MOMA and Guggenheim include inkjet prints.