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Digital Print, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 36cm x W 30cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|February 2022||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Turps Banana - Signed Print|
|June 2018||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Turps Banana - Signed Print|
|March 2018||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||Turps Banana - Signed Print|
|May 2012||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Turps Banana - Signed Print|
Turps Banana is a signed digital print in colours with screen printed glaze on wove paper produced by renowned contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. The print, created in 2011, depicts a small yellow banana, floating against a dark blue backdrop. The banana is positioned towards the bottom of the composition, giving the impression it has fallen from the centre. The bright yellow of the banana with brown highlights contrasts with the dark blue background.
The print is named after Turps, a magazine about painting, launched in 2003, which aimed to be a publication about painting, written by painters. Turps also has an artist-led painting programme which was set up in 2012 in order to support the development of young artists who wanted quality training.
In Turps Banana, Hirst takes the iconic Turps banana logo, and renders it in a sketch-like manner which differs from many of his other prints such as the Kaleidoscope series or the Spot paintings. The print showcases Hirst’s excellent draughtsmanship and diverse talent as an artist.