Day By Day

Day By Day
Signed Mixed Media

Damien Hirst

Mixed Media, 2003
Signed Mixed Media Edition of 35
H 30cm x W 61cm

Critical Review

Hirst has explained why he is interested in the medical pill motif saying that, “Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. They’re all designed to make you buy them…they come out of flowers, plants, things from the ground, and they make you feel good, you know, to just have a pill, to feel beauty.”

Reminiscent of his sculpture from 2008 Memories of/Moments with You, Hirst brings themes of life and death into dialogue with one another, disrupting binary logics between sickness and health, addiction and rehabilitation. In Memories of/Moments with You, the pills appeared as little sculptures in themselves, rather than mass produced objects, due to their hand crafted and hand painted form that reveals the artist’s touch. Inspired by minimalism of the 1960s, Hirst’s pill cabinets bring to mind the American sculptor Donald Judd in their incessant repetition and use of colour.