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Signed Print Edition of 150
H 102cm x W 76cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2020||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Fuckoff - Signed Print|
Fuckoff is a silkscreen print by renowned contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. The print was produced in 2017 and depicts the packaging of a pharmaceutical product. The name of the product, ‘Fuckoff,’ is written in a bright, light blue colour above a dark blue arrow. The blue text contrasts with the rest of the words on the packaging, all of which are written in black. Attention is drawn towards the ironic product name which captures Hirst’s dark humour. Hirst includes medical details in the print, blurring the boundaries between art and science and demonstrating how medicine and medical products can also be classified as art.
Fuckoffis one of twelve silkscreen prints that compose the Eat the Rich series. The series is inspired by pharmaceutical packaging. Most of the prints in the series depict tablet boxes, making Fuckoff stand out from the others in the series as its focus is on syringes. The product names in the series all carry connotations of aggression, force and violence. The names of the pharmaceutical products contrast radically with the healing properties of the products.
The influence of conceptual sculptors such as Sol Le Witt and Donald Judd can be seen in the minimalist design of the packaging for Fuckoff. The simple design reflects the confidence in modern medicine and its ability to cure everyone and everything. This print, along with the others in the series, is a means for Hirst to make a statement about the pharmaceutical industry and the significant role this industry plays in 21st century society.