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- Aquatint etching on 350gsm Hahnemühle paper
- Edition Size:
- Image: 46 x 58,5 cm (18 x 23 in)
Sheet: 81,4 x 93,5 cm (32 x 36,8 in)
- Signed on recto, numbered verso
About the Artwork
Damien Hirst has been focusing on developing his passion for colour in the iconic Spot Paintings series since 1986. These paintings and prints are created from lines of coloured spots that repeat the same pattern: the dots, of every different shade, are mathematically aligned, their diameter equal to the distance between each spot. Resembling candy sweets, round as a pill, the repetitive motif can prove disturbing; a feeling enhanced by the titles of these works, that typically bear the names of various chemical elements, pharmaceutical products or Latin species.
"It’s a scientific approach to painting in a similar way to the drug companies’ scientific approach to life."
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 millimetre: 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).