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Damien Hirst: H3 Colour Chart (Glitter) - Signed Print

H3 Colour Chart (Glitter)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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Screenprint, 2017
Signed Print Edition of 250
H 90cm x W 188cm

Critical Review

The colour chart used to create the image for Colour Chart Glitter H3 is a found object, or ‘readymade,’ that Hirst transforms from a functional tool into an artwork about aesthetics, form and colour. The juxtaposition of colour in a systematic grid formulation across the composition works to highlight the interactive and endless potential of colour itself.

With much of his work, Hirst sets out to shock the viewer. The Colour Charts series manages to provoke its viewer since it is an object found in everyday life that is cast in a new light by the artist. This is what Hirst claims is the nature of art itself. Forcing the found object of the colour chart into the realm of ‘high art,’ Hirst aestheticises an often-discarded object and creates a work that simultaneously fascinates, inspires and outrages its audience.

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