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The Cure (violet, electric red, powder blue)

The Cure (violet, electric red, powder blue)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

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

Critical Review

The Cure (violet / electric red / powder blue) 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 bold and vibrant colours Hirst uses throughout the series resonates with the Pop Art style popularised by Andy Warhol in the 1960s. Hirst was clearly influenced by Warhol, the ‘father of Pop Art’.

While Warhol elevated consumer goods to the status of artworks, Hirst instead chooses to do this to pharmaceutical products. Both artists blur boundaries and challenge the definition of what art is. By making pharmaceutical products into art, Hirst challenges the strict dichotomy between art and science, demanding that we appreciate the art behind science.

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