The Cure (iris blue, chalk green, charm pink)

The Cure (iris blue, chalk green, charm pink)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

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

Critical Review

The Cure (iris blue, chalk green, charm pink) is one of thirty silkscreen prints that compose Hirst’s The Cure series. In this series, Hirst renders a singular pill in a combination of two colour tones against a bold and vibrant coloured backdrop. The series is based on the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill. Hirst has a long-standing interest in medicine and pharmaceuticals, an area he explored while studying Fire Art at Goldsmiths in the 1980s. In his Eat the Rich series, produced later in 2017, Hirst further develops this interest by depicting tablet boxes and pharmaceutical packaging, instead of simply focussing on the pharmaceutical products themselves, as he does in The Cure series.

The Cure (iris blue, chalk green, charm pink) reflects Hirst’s fascination with science, modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. Life and death are themes that are often explored in Hirst’s work which are intricately linked to his obsession with medicine and depicting it in his art.

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