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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 91cm x W 112cm
Edition size: 100
Damien Hirst's Vespula Vidua (signed), a screenprint from 2011, is estimated to be worth £11,000 to £17,000. This artwork has been sold at auction 4 times since its initial sale in October 2014. The hammer price in the last five years was £11,646 on 19th July 2022. The artwork has shown an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 9% over the past five years. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|July 2022||Christie's New York - United States||Vespula Vidua - Signed Print|
|February 2018||Christie's New York - United States||Vespula Vidua - Signed Print|
|November 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Vespula Vidua - Signed Print|
|October 2014||Christie's New York - United States||Vespula Vidua - Signed Print|
Vespula Vidua is a screen print from 2011 by Damien Hirst. The print shows a formulaic grid of perfect circles, called ‘spots,’ organised into four rows of five. As a variation on Hirst’s very famous Spots paintings, Vespula Vidua differs from many of the other works in its muted colour palette. The spots are depicted in pastel tones as opposed to bright, saturated colours.
The Spots paintings have become iconic to Hirst’s name. There are over 1000 of the paintings in existence, dating from 1988 to 2011, where Hirst has produced an average of 60 Spots paintings a year. There are many more editioned prints like this one that depict the rows of coloured spots. The grid formula for these paintings is the basis for an endless series where Hirst can infinitely explore harmonious and contrasting colour combinations.
Fascinated by intuitive colour choice from his days at Goldsmiths, Hirst claims that the Spots paintings have removed any problems he previously had with colour, allowing him to present a perfect arrangement of colour that is never repeated. Hirst in 2000 remarked on the impact of an installation of multiple spot paintings, “it’s an assault on your senses. They grab hold of you and give you a good shaking. As adults, we’re not used to it. It’s an amazing fact that all objects leap beyond their own dimension.”