Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole Damien Hirst
Find out more about Damien Hirst’s Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole series, browse prints & editions for sale & view the works wanted by active buyers right now.
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.
The titles of each print in this series are based on names of chemical compounds, and indicate Hirst’s interest in investigating boundaries between science, aesthetics, medicine and art. The spots are set in equal distance from one another in formulaic compositions. The white clinical backdrop of each print recalls a laboratory and its kit, alluding to the crispness of coats, benches and hospital walls. Moreover, in its depiction of many spots, this print appears like a packet of medical pills.
Why is the Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole series so important?
Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole are representative of a vast body of work in Hirst’s oeuvre, the spot paintings that have become iconic to his name. It was with the spot paintings that Hirst began to employ assistants to complete the painstaking and laborious task of producing these works. This was part of the artist’s aim towards creating works that appear to have been produced mechanically and without human intervention. The apparent lack of human intervention in these works further emphasises the mathematical precision that underlines their compositions. Adding a factory-like approach to his practice, the spot paintings marked a departure from previous experimentation with paint and collage early on in his career.
How do I buy a Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole print?
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of buying work by Damien Hirst is by using us to reach a seller. MyArtBroker is a curated site, meaning we feature artists that our collectors say they want. You can find Damien Hirst art for sale here. You’ll need to create a free account to buy or sell with us.
How can I sell my Cinchonidine; Ciclopirox Olamine; Cineole print?
If you're looking to sell art by Damien Hirst, click the link and we can help. We employ a number of techniques and practices in order to give a realistic and achievable valuation on any art listed on myartbroker.com. We analyse the demand for the work in question, take into consideration previous sales and auction valuations, we assess the current gallery valuation and monitor the current deals taking place via MyArtBroker every day. We regularly advise sellers on a price bracket for their artwork completely free of charge.