Contemporary Print Market Report
Damien Hirst: The Skull Beneath The Skin - Signed Print

The Skull Beneath The Skin
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

£15,000-£20,000 Guide

AUD25,000-AUD35,000 Guide

CAD20,000-CAD30,000 Guide

CNY120,000-CNY150,000 Guide

15,000-20,000 Guide

HKD130,000-HKD170,000 Guide

¥2,330,000-¥3,110,000 Guide

$15,000-$20,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 2005
Signed Print Edition of 55
H 150cm x W 99cm

Celine Fraser

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Critical Review

The print, a frontal depiction of a human skull with teeth, is presented plainly atop a black background. The whiteness of the teeth stand out in contrast to the slightly yellowy bone. The teeth almost shimmer, perhaps achieved through the use of diamond dust in the printing process. The title of the work suggests that Hirst was seeking to explore beyond the visible human exterior. The momento mori reminds the viewer of their mortality.

This work may be compared to several others within Hirst’s oeuvre where a skull is used. His 2007 For The Love Of God sculpture and subsequent prints also used a similar materiality to explore the visual trope of the skull. The sculpture had 8,601 flawless diamonds set into it. The use of diamond dust for the teeth in this print was perhaps a forerunner to that. Similarly Hirst’s Till Death Do Us Part series and his I Once Was What You Are, You Will Be What I Am series both use frontal depictions of skulls to explore particular themes. Therefore, this work is best understood in the context of the rest of Hirst’s work, questioning how he used the skull, in conjunction with the media he chose, to assess issues of mortality.

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