$9,500-$14,500 Value Indicator
$8,500-$13,000 Value Indicator
¥45,000-¥70,000 Value Indicator
€5,500-€8,500 Value Indicator
$50,000-$70,000 Value Indicator
¥910,000-¥1,410,000 Value Indicator
$6,000-$9,500 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 50
H 45cm x W 34cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2021||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||For The Love Of Comic Relief - Signed Print|
|September 2017||Christie's New York - United States||For The Love Of Comic Relief - Signed Print|
|June 2017||Phillips London - United Kingdom||For The Love Of Comic Relief - Signed Print|
|September 2015||Christie's London - United Kingdom||For The Love Of Comic Relief - Signed Print|
For The Love Of Comic Relief is a lithograph from 2013 from Damien Hirst’s For The Love Of God series. The print was created in a limited edition of 50 in collaboration with the British charity Comic Relief, each print signed by the artist himself. Playing on Hirst’s original platinum skull sculpture set with diamonds, For The Love Of God from 2007, the print shows a portrait of a diamond-encrusted skull sporting a red nose.
The original diamond skull sculpture is one of Hirst’s most seminal works in his entire oeuvre. For Hirst, diamonds are the ultimate expression of positivity and perfection in the face of death. By combining the skull image with the iconic Comic Relief red nose, Hirst has produced a print that is both immediately recognisable as his own work and clearly indicates its charitable purpose.
Of his Comic Relief collaboration, Hirst in a BBC Radio 4 interview has said, “I thought it would be funny, you can’t take yourself seriously. Anything done well is art – and when you get great comedy, that’s art as well.” He added, “I thought years ago about trying to do an exhibition of art that made you laugh, there are some really great funny artworks, though I don’t make many of them.”