Damien Hirst

Godless

Damien Hirst

Godless

Price: $25,000.00

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Details

Technique:
C-Print
Year:
2011
Edition Size:
25
Dimensions:
160.0 x 121.9 cm (62.9 x 47.9 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

This medicine cabinet, part of the Utopia series, with its technical flawness, serves as a shrine to modern pharmaceuticals, arising a discussion on Hirst´s often postulated parallel between medicine and art. It intends to provoke a critical dialogue questioning people´s completely reliance on medicaments and their power to heel and human aspiration to live forever. However the question is: can drugs cure this problem, or can art?

I cannot understand why some people believe completely in medicine and not in art, without questioning either.

Damien Hirst

In this Chromogenic Color Print representing one of Damien Hirst’s signature ‘Medicine Cabinets’ the viewer is confronted with an art crafted cabinet contains pharmaceuticals, arranged to convey a sense of antiseptic orderliness, which discloses an unmistakable pharmaceutical aesthetic. Damien Hirst has been investigating the relationship between medicine and art since 1989 when he submitted a suite of twelve cabinets as his thesis at Goldsmith’s College of Art in London.

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 C Type

"C-print" stands for chromogenic colour print - a technique using silver-based chromogenic paper, which is light sensitive.