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Woodcut Spots

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Quisqualic Acid - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Quisqualic Acid Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Oleandrigenin - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Oleandrigenin Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Perillartine - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Perillartine Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Phenyl Salicylate - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Phenyl Salicylate Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Quinizarin - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Quinizarin Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Rhodotorulic Acid - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Rhodotorulic Acid Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Ribonolactone - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Ribonolactone Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Norcamphor - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Norcamphor Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Nopaline - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Nopaline Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Nifedipine - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2012 - MyArtBroker
Nifedipine Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Meparticin - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Meparticin Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Manganese Chloride - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Manganese Chloride Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Maltohexaose - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Maltohexaose Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Lauric Acid Butyl Ester - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Lauric Acid Butyl Ester Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Jojoba Bean Oil - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Jojoba Bean Oil Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Isovanillin - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Isovanillin Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Isostearic Acid - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Isostearic Acid Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Glycine Cresol Red - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Glycine Cresol Red Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Ferric Acid Citrate - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Ferric Acid Citrate Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Fast Scarlett TR Base - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Fast Scarlett TR Base Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Ethisterone - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Ethisterone Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Equilin - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Equilin Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Doxylamine - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Doxylamine Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Cupric Bromide - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2012 - MyArtBroker
Cupric Bromide Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Curare - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Curare Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Carbonyl Iron - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Carbonyl Iron Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Thr-Ser - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Thr-Ser Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Ammonium Sulfamate - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Ammonium Sulfamate Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Amniotic Fluid - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2012 - MyArtBroker
Amniotic Fluid Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Ala-Met - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Ala-Met Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Ala-His - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2011 - MyArtBroker
Ala-His Signed Print 
Damien Hirst

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Meaning & Analysis

Hirst’s 40 Woodcut Spots is one of his largest print collections, published in editions of 55 and showing huge variety across his signature dot motif. The series is representative of one of Hirst’s most iconic genre of works, the spot paintings. These works first appeared in the Freeze exhibition, curated by Hirst himself in London in 1988. This exhibition showcased his own work alongside the work of his friends and fellow students from Goldsmiths College in an abandoned docklands warehouse. Marking a turning point in Hirst’s career, Hirst then rose to fame and would go on to win the Turner prize seven years later.

Due to its vast size, the 40 Woodcut Spots collection showcases huge variety in its deceptively simplistic subject matter. Every single print in the series shows a unique combination of coloured spots in various sizes and grid formulations. Some of the prints show a single large spot in the centre of the composition, whilst others show many rows and columns of spots equally spaced and set against a white backdrop. The spots represent abstraction reduced to its most basic mechanisms: colour, form and composition. The grid formula for these paintings is the basis for an unbounded series where Hirst can infinitely explore harmonious and contrasting colour combinations. Hirst has explained that, “mathematically, with the spot paintings, I probably discovered the most fundamentally important thing in any kind of art. Which is the harmony of where colour can exist on its own, interacting with other colours in a perfect format.”

The titles of each print, based on names of chemical compounds, are abstract in their lack of significance of something tangible in the world. The chemical names evoke nondescript powders or pills and there is an incessant endlessness to the series. The circles are printed in flat, block hues and no colour is repeated twice on the same canvas. Hirst in 2000 remarked on the impact of an installation of multiple spot paintings, “it’s an assault on your senses. They grab hold of you and give you a good shaking. As adults, we’re not used to it. It’s an amazing fact that all objects leap beyond their own dimension.”

The first spot paintings that appeared at the Freeze show were hand-painted spots that were messy, expressionist and dripped down an 8ft-by-12ft panel. The two painted arrangements of coloured spots onto the wall of the warehouse, titling them Edge and Row respectively. In contrast to the original spot paintings, the prints in the 40 Woodcut Spots series are precise and clinical in their aesthetic. The Freeze exhibition marked a turning point in Hirst’s career where he began to employ assistants to create the spot paintings. This was part of the artist’s aims towards creating works that appear to have been produced mechanically and without human intervention.