£9,500-£14,500 VALUE (EST.)
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Giclée print, 2021
Signed Print Edition of 728
H 120cm x W 96cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||H9-5 Honesty - Signed Print|
|June 2023||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||H9-5 Honesty - Signed Print|
|May 2023||SBI Art Auction - Japan||H9-5 Honesty - Signed Print|
|April 2023||SBI Art Auction - Japan||H9-5 Honesty - Signed Print|
|November 2022||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||H9-5 Honesty - Signed Print|
|September 2022||SBI Art Auction - Japan||H9-5 Honesty - Signed Print|
|April 2022||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||H9-5 Honesty - Signed Print|
H9-5 Honesty is a laminated giclée print on aluminium composite panel by contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. In the print, Hirst renders two beautiful cherry blossom trees against a pale blue backdrop. The pinks of the flowers radiate from the tree, imbuing the print with energy and dynamism, resonating with the beginnings of Spring and the flourishing of the cherry blossom trees.
H9-5 Honesty is part of the H9 The Virtues series. In this series, Hirst has produced eight prints, all of which depict magnificent cherry blossom trees in characteristic pinks and blues. Interestingly, Hirst names the prints after the ‘Eight Virtues of Bushidō’ according to Nitobe Inazō -Justice, Courage, Mercy, Politeness, Honesty, Honour, Loyalty, and Control. The inspiration for the series comes from Hirst’s childhood. He recounts how he remembers seeing his mother paint a cherry blossom tree, and how he was always fascinated by the tree that grew outside his bedroom window, comparing it to a clock, as the blossoming of the tree would come at the same time every year.
The burst of pink in H9-5 Honesty reflects the spontaneous joy of Spring, in which flowers blossom and bloom. With this spontaneity, however, comes a sense of transience. Hirst explains how “blossoms are optimistic and bright yet fragile,” as they only appear for a finite amount of time each year. The print is therefore imbued with messages regarding beauty, life and death.