Damien Hirst

Rocks

Damien Hirst

Rocks

Price: $4,000.00

Price excludes VAT
Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Silkscreen
Edition Size:
65
Dimensions:
86.0 x 63.0 cm (33.8 x 24.8 in)
Year:
1992
Signature:
Signed and numbered

Artwork Condition

Poor Fair Very Good Excellent Mint
This item was reviewed by our specialist team to determine its condition.

About the Artwork

"Rocks" consists of a grid of photographic images of rocks against a salmon pink background. It has been partially varnished so that the background is glossy and the rocks are matt. Hirst bought the stones on the King's Road in London and laid them on a sheet of pink paper in a form which reminded him of an illustration from a school geography text book.

"I knew about wonder and amazement from visiting this museum and without snobbery it brings the world to people who – for whatever reasons – can’t travel the world… I want to make art that touches people in a real way.”

Damien Hirst

"Rocks" is to be connected with Hirst´s interest in ‘Entomology Cabinets’ , a Victorian modes of display the curiosities that were popular in the nineteenth century. This collection of gems on a pink background is a Cabinets in itself of natural specimens which attract the artist´s imagination.

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

Silkscreen

Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.