0% Sellers Fees on Damien Hirst Prints
H9-3 Mercy

H9-3 Mercy
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Giclée print, 2021
Signed Print Edition of 817
H 120cm x W 96cm

Critical Review

H9-3 Mercy is part of the H9 The Virtues series, a collection of eight prints, each of which portrays the cherry blossom trees at the height of their flowering. Each print in the series is named after one of ‘The Eight Virtues of Bushidō’ according to Nitobe Inazō -Justice, Courage, Mercy, Politeness, Honesty, Honour, Loyalty, and Control.

The H9 The Virtues series is clearly influenced by artistic movements such as Impressionism and Pointillism and the impressive way the print captures the blossoms blends figuration and abstraction in a remarkable way, demonstrating Hirst’s creative talent as a painter. In fact, it is this mixture that draws Hirst to the cherry blossom as an artistic subject. The artist remarks: “What I loved about them (at first) was the way that they were kind of in between representational and abstract.”