Damien Hirst

Pharmaceuticals

Damien Hirst

Pharmaceuticals

Price: $40,000.00

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Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Inkjet Print
Year:
2005
Edition Size:
75
Dimensions:
127.0 x 102.2 cm (50.0 x 40.0 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Pharmaceuticals draws inspiration from Hirst's 2004 New York exhibition "The Elusive Truth", which focused on larger-than-life, hand painted tablets, which were meticulously showcased and ordered in a cold-lit window.

"I can’t understand why most people believe in medicine and don’t believe in art, without questioning either."

Damien Hirst

The sterile, stainless steel wall-mounted medicine cabinet appears almost as an altar. Praising modern pharmaceuticals and highlighting society's obsession with drugs, the cabinet shows how medicine and science seem to have replaced society ‘s faith in God.
 While Damien Hirsts’ pills and caps are colourful and alluring, the uncanniness is present. The juxtoposed symbols of toxicity and antidotes suggest human struggle between life and death, desire and fear.

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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.