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Damien Hirst: The Cure (cream, aubergine, pea green) - Signed Print

The Cure (cream, aubergine, pea green)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

POA

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

Critical Review

The Cure (cream, aubergine, pea green) is part of the cure series which is composed of thirty silkscreen prints. Each print depicts a pill rendered in a combination of two colours. In some of the prints, the pill is rendered in different tones of the same colour, whereas in others, the colours clash with one another or the print’s backdrop. The series is based on the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill which, despite its simple appearance, behaves in an extremely complex and ingenious way. The simple design of pharmaceutical products reflects the confidence of the pharmaceutical industry and their ability to cure and health everyone and anything.

The Cure (cream, aubergine, pea green) and the wider series reflects Hirst’s fascination with modern society’s obsession with science, modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. By making a pharmaceutical product into art, Hirst blurs the boundaries between art and science in this print, demanding that we appreciate the art behind science.

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