Red Bird And Parrot With Shark Jaw (large)

Red Bird And Parrot With Shark Jaw (large)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Lithograph, 2012
Signed Print Edition of 25
H 80cm x W 61cm

Critical Review

The print was made in 2012 to celebrate the occasion of Hirst’s exhibition, Two Weeks One Summer, which was on display at the White Cube Bermondsey in 2012. Red Bird And Parrot With Shark Jaw (large) showcases Hirst’s excellent draughtsmanship, which is often overlooked due to the artist’s rise to fame garnered from his installations.

The print is rendered in dark and bold colours, giving it a sombre atmosphere. The inclusion of the shark jaws, which loom ominously behind the birds can be interpreted as a warning representing the inevitability of death and the fragility of life.