Red Bird And Parrot With Shark Jaw (small)

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

Damien Hirst

Lithograph, 2012
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 40cm x W 30cm

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.

The print is rendered in dark, bold colours, making it more sombre than other works produced for the exhibition, such as Two Parrots and Two Birds With Blossom. The inclusion of the shark jaws, which appear wide open behind the birds, act as an ominous warning representing the inevitability of death and the fragility of life. Hirst is fascinated with questions of life and death and often explores these themes in his artworks.