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The Cure (frigate, chocolate, rose pink)

The Cure (frigate, chocolate, rose pink)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

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

Critical Review

The print is part of The Cure series, which is composed of thirty prints, each depicting an identical pill. What makes each of these prints unique is their individual colour combinations. While Hirst tends to use bold and vibrant colours, the colours in this print are less warm and bright, making the print stand out from the others in the series.

Hirst has had a longstanding interest in medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. The artist first created a series of works in the 1980s inspired by medicine cabinets. The Medicine Cabinet series was an installation which involved the artist filling medicine cabinets with his grandmother’s old medication. Hirst was fascinated by the interaction between the human body and modern medicine, which leads to themes of life and death, myth and medicine being explored in his work.

The Cure (frigate, chocolate, rose pink) is inspired by the simple and minimalist aesthetic of pharmaceutical products. The simplicity represents the confidence with which pharmaceutical companies market themselves and their ability to cure everyone and everything.

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