Damien Hirst Cineole - Signed Print

Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole Damien Hirst

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Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole are prints that are instantly recognisable as the work of Damien Hirst. The spot paintings have come to be Hirst’s most iconic genre of works. Published in a set of three prints, this series shows three compositions with spots arranged methodically into a perfect circle, each the same shape and size, and depicted in a unique colour.

Stretching as far back as 1986, the spot paintings thematically recur throughout Hirst’s career in a number of artistic mediums and were first displayed at the landmark group show Freeze in London’s Docklands. These prints are markedly different from Hirst’s more famous spot paintings, notably in the use of a limited colour palette of blues and greys in Cinchonidine and in their circular rather than squared compositions.

The origins of these famous works are from 1988, when Hirst in the final stages of his Freeze exhibition painted two arrangements of coloured spots onto the wall of the warehouse, titling them Edge and Row respectively. The Freeze exhibition marked a turning point in Hirst’s career where he rose to fame in London. Hirst founded and curated this exhibition, showcasing the work of his friends and fellow students from Goldsmiths College, as well as his own. Seven years later Hirst won the Turner Prize and is now deemed to be one of the most influential artists of the last 30 years.

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