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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 13cm x W 13cm
Edition size: 55
Damien Hirst's Manganese Chloride (signed) is estimated to be worth between £2,850 to £4,250. This woodcut artwork from 2011 has had a total of 3 sales at auction since its first sale on 25th June 2020. The hammer price has ranged from £3,250 in February 2023 to £3,869 in June 2020. The average return to the seller has been £2,960, despite a slight decrease in value with an average annual growth rate of -6%. Over the last 12 months, the average sales price was £3,250 with a total sales volume of 1. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 55.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|February 2023||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Manganese Chloride - Signed Print|
|November 2020||Swann Auction Galleries - United States||Manganese Chloride - Signed Print|
|June 2020||Swann Auction Galleries - United States||Manganese Chloride - Signed Print|
|September 2015||Hampel Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Manganese Chloride - Signed Print|
Manganese Chloride is a woodcut print from Damien Hirst’s 40 Woodcut Spots series from 2011. The print shows various coloured spots arranged methodically into four rows of three. Each spot is a different colour and every print in the series represents a unique set of colour combinations.
The 40 Woodcut Spots series is reminiscent of Hirst’s vast series of spot paintings, of which there are over 1000 in existence, dating from 1988 to 2011. The spots represent abstraction reduced to its most basic mechanisms: colour, form and composition. The grid formula for these paintings is the basis for a seemingly infinite series where Hirst can infinitely explore harmonious and contrasting colour combinations.
The titles of each print in the series are based on names of chemical compounds, further emphasising their abstract in their lack of signification of something tangible in the world. The chemical name instead evokes a nondescript powder or pill 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.”