H8-1 Fruitful is a signed laminated giclée print on aluminium composite panel produced by contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. The print, made in 2021, shows dense layers of coloured paint on a canvas. The close-up image captures the details of the layered paints, highlighting the texture and materiality of the image. The colourful dabs of paint appear to be part of a much larger canvas, piquing the viewer’s interest and making them wonder what lies outside the frame of the print. The print was produced in two sizes, one small, one regular.
H8-1 Fruitful is part of a series of four limited edition prints, Fruitful and Forever, made by Hirst in support of Save the Children. The initiative was organised in collaboration with the Fondazione Prada. Each print is a close-up image showing the tiny details of a larger canvas and capturing the spectacular effect created by layering thick paint on canvas. The profits from the series of prints were donated to Save the Children’s Italian campaign “Riscriviamo il Futuro,” which can be translated in English as “Rewrite the Future.” The campaign aimed to support Italian children from disadvantaged backgrounds who were affected by the school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bright colours dominate this print, making it captivating and exciting to look at. Hirst’s use of bold and vibrant blues, yellows, reds and greens reflect the artist’s love of colour.