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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 57cm x W 57cm
Edition size: 100
Damien Hirst's Mescaline (signed) is estimated to be worth between £14,000 to £21,000. This lenticular artwork from 2014 has had a total of 4 sales at auction since its first sale on 24th April 2016. The hammer price has ranged from £8,000 in November 2020 to £12,196 in October 2021. The average return to the seller has been £8,150, with the artwork showing a significant increase in value, boasting an average annual growth rate of 31%. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2021||Wright - United States||Mescaline - Signed Print|
|May 2021||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Mescaline - Signed Print|
|November 2020||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Mescaline - Signed Print|
|April 2016||Phillips New York - United States||Mescaline - Signed Print|
Mescaline is a lenticular print from 2014 by Damien Hirst that shows a large grid of colourful spots set against a white backdrop. Unusual within Hirst’s artistic output, this print is created with lenticular technology and thus the spots move from side to side as the viewer moves. Mescaline is based on Hirst’s famous Spots paintings, a series of over 1,400 works on canvas that depict coloured dots in grid-like compositions set against white backdrops.
The Spots paintings are amongst Hirst’s most broadly recognised works. Stretching as far back as 1986, the Spot paintings recur thematically throughout Hirst’s career in a number of mediums and were first displayed at the landmark group show Freeze in London’s Docklands. As with other spot works on paper, Mescaline delivers stark, cynical satire using a visual language that is, on the surface, joyous and carefree. This work also uses movement as a means to communicate its meaning.
Discussing the aesthetic of the Spots paintings, Hirst has proclaimed “I believe all painting and art should be uplifting for the viewer. I love colour. I feel it inside me. It gives me a buzz.” At his best, Hirst packs multiple layers into the seemingly simple and Mescaline is no exception. The print recalls the absurdity of Dada and gently mocks the processes of pointillism.