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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 58cm x W 74cm
Edition size: 65
Damien Hirst's Pyronin Y (signed) is estimated to be worth between £8,500 and £12,500. Over the past five years, the hammer price has ranged from £6,599 in October 2023 to £13,000 in November 2021. Despite a slight decrease in value with an average annual growth rate of -2%, this etching has a notable auction history, having been sold 15 times at auction since its first sale in May 2006. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 65.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2023||Christie's New York - United States||Pyronin Y - Signed Print|
|November 2021||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Pyronin Y - Signed Print|
|April 2019||Rosebery's Fine Art Auctioneers - United Kingdom||Pyronin Y - Signed Print|
|December 2017||Christie's New York - United States||Pyronin Y - Signed Print|
|April 2017||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Pyronin Y - Signed Print|
|January 2017||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Pyronin Y - Signed Print|
|September 2016||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Pyronin Y - Signed Print|
Pyronin Y is a signed etching by Damien Hirst from 2005. The print shows many spots, methodically arranged into rows and each depicted in a unique colour. Set against a plain, white backdrop, this print has a sterile and simplistic aesthetic that makes the spot paintings so distinct and instantly recognisable.
The composition is a tight knit mesh of spots set against a plain white backdrop, the bright and round coloured spots bright and buzzing. The colour and arrangement appear to be seemingly random and with infinite possibilities in their display. 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.
Pyronin Y is reminiscent of Hirst’s vast series of spot paintings, of which there are over 1000 in existence, dating from 1986 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 an unbounded series where Hirst can infinitely explore harmonious and contrasting colour combinations.