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The Cure (coral, lemon yellow, turquoise) - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2014 - MyArtBroker

The Cure (coral, lemon yellow, turquoise)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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Screenprint, 2014
Signed Print Edition of 15
H 72cm x W 51cm

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Meaning & Analysis

The Cure (coral, lemon yellow, turquoise) is one of thirty silkscreen prints that compose Hirst’s The Cure series. In this series, devoted to and inspired by modern medicine, Hirst renders a singular pill in a combination of two colour tones against a block coloured backdrop. These bold and vibrant colours that Hirst uses throughout the series resonate with the Pop Art aesthetic popularised by Andy Warhol in the 1960s.

Hirst has a long-standing interest in medicine and pharmaceuticals. While studying Fine Arts at Goldsmiths in 1988, Hirst produced the Medicine Cabinets series. In this installation, Hirst constructed various cabinets which he filled with the empty packets of his grandmother’s medication. Hirst calls medicine a contemporary belief system, likening it to religion, as is fascinated with the way people worship pharmaceutical products and their healing abilities.

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