Damien Hirst

Till Death Do Us Part - Coral Red

Damien Hirst

Till Death Do Us Part - Coral Red

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Details

Technique:
Silkscreen
Year:
2012
Edition Size:
50
Dimensions:
52.0 x 37.0 cm (20.4 x 14.5 in)
Signature:
Signed

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About the Artwork

This glamorous screenprint with glaze and foilblock is part of the Till Death Do Us Part skull series. Hirst’s Coral red Skull rebuffs the traditional image of the skull as symbol of death and decay, transforming it into a glorious memento mori. Despite the ambiguity of the concept, this is Hirst's attempt to present the notion of aspiration to immortality in a playful manner.

"You don’t like it (death), so you disguise it or you decorate it to make it look like something bearable – to such an extent that it becomes something else.”

Damien Hirst

Hirst uses art to change something into something else and thus subvert emotions. His skulls have the capacity to win over death, at least over the temporal, physical and ugly aspect of it: rotting decay.

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.