$35,000-$60,000 Value Indicator
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¥3,540,000-¥5,400,000 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 75
H 84cm x W 114cm
Damien Hirst's Ellipticine (signed), an aquatint from 2007, has an estimated value of £19,000 to £29,000. This artwork has been sold 7 times at auction since its initial sale on 20th May 2008. In the past five-year period, the hammer price ranged from £13,914 in November 2020 to £26,000 in September 2023, with an average annual growth rate of 6%. In the last 12 months, the average selling price was £22,455, with a total sales volume of 2. The artwork comes in a limited edition size of 75.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2023||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Ellipticine - Signed Print|
|November 2020||Cornette de Saint Cyr Brussels - Belgium||Ellipticine - Signed Print|
|March 2015||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Ellipticine - Signed Print|
|December 2011||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||Ellipticine - Signed Print|
|December 2009||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||Ellipticine - Signed Print|
|May 2008||Phillips New York - United States||Ellipticine - Signed Print|
Ellipticine is a signed etching and aquatint in colours produced by renowned contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. The print, made in 2007, is part of the artist’s iconic Spots series. In Ellipticine, Hirst produces nine rows of spots identical in shape and size. The spots are arranged with meticulous precision in a rectangular formation and despite the clinical accuracy or their organisation, the bright colours which the spots are rendered in lightens the tone of the print.
While the spot prints all appear similar in design and formation, they are each unique due to their individual colour combinations. Ellipticine reflects how Hirst challenges the dichotomy between random and methodical, as the seemingly haphazard colour arrangement has a calculated edge to it. The Spots series is an iconic and acclaimed series and the prints have become universally recognised, to the point where spots en-masse are synonymous with the artist.
The Spots series dates back to 1986, when Hirst hand-painted some loose Spots on board. This was followed by his first Spot work on canvas Untitled (with Black Dot) in 1988. Ellipticine represents how Hirst has developed his fascination with and use of spots and adopted the shapes to become part of his visual language. Interestingly, originally Hirst hand-painted the Spots himself, however, as his career evolved, he began to employ assistants to create his Spot works, bringing a factory-like approach to his artistic practice.