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Signed Print Edition of 150
H 98cm x W 76cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2022||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Aurous Iodide - Signed Print|
|January 2022||Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh - United Kingdom||Aurous Iodide - Signed Print|
|March 2021||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Aurous Iodide - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Aurous Iodide - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Aurous Iodide - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Sotheby's New York - United States||Aurous Iodide - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Aurous Iodide - Signed Print|
Eye-catching in its bold use of colour, Aurous Iodide is a screen print by Damien Hirst from 2009 published in an edition of 150. The vertical composition shows several rows of perfect circles, known as ‘spots’, each rendered in a different colour and evenly spaced apart. Unusual for other works like this one, Hirst has set the spots against a shiny gold backdrop that sheds new light on his famed Spots paintings that this print is directly related to.
The Spots paintings have become iconic to Hirst’s name. There are over 1000 of the paintings in existence, dating from 1988 to 2011, where Hirst has produced an average of 60 spot paintings a year. There are many more editioned prints like this one that depict the rows of coloured spots. The grid formula for these paintings is the basis for an endless series where Hirst can infinitely explore harmonious and contrasting colour combinations.
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. 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.”