Contemporary Print Market Report
Damien Hirst: Godless - Signed Print

Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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Digital Print, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 25
H 160cm x W 122cm

Critical Review

Hirst has had a longstanding interest in medicine and its depiction in art, as well as modern society’s obsession with pharmaceuticals and their healing powers. Medicine and pharmaceutical products often feature in the artist’s works. Whilst in his second year at Goldsmiths in 1988, Hirst began his Medicine Cabinets series, in which the artist constructed various cabinets filled with the empty packets of his grandmother’s medication, like the one seen in this print. Through the incorporation of medicine into his artworks, Hirst is able to pursue wider themes of life, death and mortality.

Hirst has continued to explore the theme of modern medicine in his artworks, notably in series such as Eat the Rich and The Cure. Through doing this, Hirst blurs the boundaries between art and science, demanding that the two are not seen as opposing disciplines.

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