$11,500-$17,000 Value Indicator
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¥1,110,000-¥1,670,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 76cm x W 95cm
Edition size: 150
The value of Damien Hirst’s Proctolin (signed) is estimated to be worth between £6,000 and £9,000. Over the past five years, the hammer price ranges from £4,169 in April 2019 to £5,793 in November 2019. This screenprint artwork has shown consistent value growth, with an average annual growth rate of 8%. This work has an impressive auction history, having been sold 21 times at auction since its first auction sale in December 2009. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 150.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2019||Bonhams New York - United States||Proctolin - Signed Print|
|June 2019||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Proctolin - Signed Print|
|April 2019||Phillips New York - United States||Proctolin - Signed Print|
|January 2016||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Proctolin - Signed Print|
|October 2015||Christie's New York - United States||Proctolin - Signed Print|
|July 2015||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Proctolin - Signed Print|
|May 2015||Lempertz, Cologne - Germany||Proctolin - Signed Print|
Proctolin is a screen print by Damien Hirst from 2008, showing six rows of eight perfect circles, each a different bright colour and set against a shiny bronze backdrop. Proctolin 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.
Hirst’s artistic output is on a large enough scale to justify employing assistants across three different studios and as such, most of the Spots paintings were produced collaboratively. After painting a small number himself, Hirst created a system with a few basic rules that allowed for others to produce the Spots paintings for him. Every spot in each piece is a perfect circle, each the same size, hand-painted and arranged in a grid. The Spots paintings were ultimately about an exploration of colour combinations, with every spot on each canvas a different colour. The series therefore has become a set of works with endless possibilities and combinations.
Hirst has commented on the way in which these paintings are deceptively simple: “If you look closely at any one of these paintings, a strange thing happens: because of the lack of repeated colours there is no harmony. We are used to picking out chords of other colours to create meaning. This can’t happen. So in every painting there is a subliminal sense of unease: the colours project so much joy it’s hard to feel it, but it’s there. The horror underlying everything. The horror that can overwhelm everything at any moment.”