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Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Screenprint, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 61cm x W 77cm

Critical Review

The Spots paintings and editioned prints are an exploration of colour and form that is unique to Hirst’s artistic output. Across Hirst’s career, every spot painting represents a unique combination of colours, every print formatted in a formulaic, grid-like composition or a variation on this grid. Hirst himself has said of these works, “To create that structure, to do those colours, and do nothing. I suddenly got what I wanted. It was just a way of pinning down the joy of colour.”

What is so enthralling about the Spots paintings is their potential towards endlessness. Indeed, Hirst has produced an average of 60 Spots paintings a year. The grid formula allows for an infinite investigation of harmonious and contrasting colours that appears clinical in its composition, but is in fact intuitive in its decision making process.

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