Contemporary Print Market Report
Damien Hirst: Quene 1-Am - Signed Print

Quene 1-Am
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Etching, 2004
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 113cm x W 116cm

Critical Review

The cold repetition and sterile aesthetic of the Spots works are reminiscent of Hirst’s early pill cabinet works such as The Void from 2000. Both evoke a sense of endless sameness and directly allude to the realms of medicine and science. Each series of the Spots paintings are associated with a specific drug group. The drug and chemical titles of each print suggest a nondescript powder or pill that is abstract in its scientific mode.

It is only in the later stages of Hirst’s career that he has become interested in prints and editions. His first print portfolio was produced in 1999 and were a set of screen prints that depicted medicine bottle labels. Since his first print portfolio, Hirst has produced many prints and editions like those in the Spots series and are a major part of his oeuvre.

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