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$28,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)
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¥130,000-¥190,000 VALUE (EST.)
€17,000-€26,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 48
H 92cm x W 91cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Bromobenzotrifluoride - Signed Print|
|October 2017||Sotheby's New York - United States||Bromobenzotrifluoride - Signed Print|
|June 2016||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||Bromobenzotrifluoride - Signed Print|
|October 2014||Christie's New York - United States||Bromobenzotrifluoride - Signed Print|
Bromobenzotrifluoride is a woodcut print from Damien Hirst’s 12 Woodcut Spots series from 2010. The print shows five rows of five perfect circles arranged methodically in a square composition. The series represents abstraction reduced to its most basic mechanisms: colour, form and composition.
The spot paintings represent a departure in Hirst’s career from years of experimenting with paint and collage and are considered some of his most important and famous series of works. To create these works, Hirst slowly began to employ assistants and his aim was to evoke a lack of human or artistic touch. The sense of endlessness in the series is reflected in the way that Hirst made the spot paintings looks like they were created ‘by a person trying to paint like a machine.’
Fascinated by intuitive colour choice from his days at Goldsmiths, Hirst claims that the spot paintings have removed any problems he previously had with colour, allowing him to present a perfect arrangement of colour that is never repeated. Bromobenzotrifluoride is a study in colour contrast and harmony. It is striking in its simplicity and it prompts the viewer to think about colour, form and composition.