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Damien Hirst: Till Death Do Us Part (cerulean, blue pigment, yellow, royal red) - Signed Print

Till Death Do Us Part (cerulean, blue pigment, yellow, royal red)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

POA

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Screenprint, 2012
Signed Print Edition of 50

Critical Review

The Till Death Do Us Part series explores themes that lie at the heart of Hirst’s renowned artistic practice such as love and fear, death, malady, physical decay, and pharmaceutical illusion. Depicting the human skulls in unnatural, saturated colours Hirst makes a comment on the way in which proximity to death marks the essence of being human. The bright colours shore up the notion that fear of death is a stronger emotion than love or lust, and that in some sense death keeps us alive.

It is only in the later stages of Hirst’s career that he has become interested in prints and editions. His first print portfolio was produced in 1999 and were a set of screen prints that depicted medicine bottle labels. Since his first print portfolio, Hirst has produced many prints and editions like those in the Till Death Do Us Part series and are a major part of his oeuvre.

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