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The Cure (peach cream, ultramarine, lust)

The Cure (peach cream, ultramarine, lust)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

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

Critical Review

The Cure (peach cream, ultramarine, lust) 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 inspired by the important role medicine plays in 21st century society, with Hirst likening it to religion and even calling medicine a contemporary belief system.

Hirst has a longstanding interest in medicine and pharmaceutical products, which ties into themes of life and death, medicine and myth which are frequently explored in his other artworks. The Cure (peach cream, ultramarine, lust) 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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