The Dead Portfolio box
Silver Gloss Topaz Skull
Chilli Red Lime Green Skull
Chocolate Oriental Gold Skull
Gunmetal Lime Green Skull
Fuschia Pink Lime Green Skull
Imperial Purple Silver Gloss Skull
Island Copper Raven Black Skull
Silver Gloss Oriental Gold Skull
Lime Green Loganberry Pink Skull
Gunmetal Prairie Copper Skull
Loganberry Pink Lime Green Skull
Oriental Gold Loganberry Pink Skull
Lime Green Racing Green Skull
Panama Copper Turquoise Skull
Racing Green Chilli Red Skull
Silver Gloss Chocolate Skull
Island Copper Silver Gloss Skull
Racing Green Raven Black Skull
Lime Green Raven Black Skull
Silver Gloss Loganberry Pink Skull
Turquoise Cool Gold Skull
Racing Green Island Copper Skull
Oriental Gold Turquoise Skull
Silver Gloss Westminster Blue Skull
Imperial Purple Oriental Gold Skull
Turquoise Panama Copper Skull
Loganberry Pink Oriental Gold Skull
Lime Green Island Copper Skull
Silver Gloss Gunmetal Skull
Westminster Blue Silver Gloss Skull
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Damien Hirst — The Dead - Portfolio

€164,016.00€164,016.00inc VAT
503 x 754 x 40 mm (20 x 30 x 2 inches)
Portfolio box with 30 foil block prints
Cloth covered Solander box with Arches linings and wooden core
Full cover blind debossed and foiled front cover
Each print is an edition of 15: 12 available as individual prints, 3 reserved for portfolio sets
Each print is signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria and Paul Stolper

'I love all the colour combinations – like the spot paintings, the combinations are endless. And even though it’s a skull it's a celebration of life.' – Damien Hirst

Using a two-colour foil-block printing technique not seen before in Hirst’s work, with striking hues of silver, gold, topaz and copper, The Dead openly references Mexican cultural traditions related to death.

This limited-edition portfolio contains each of the 30 prints in the series, each with the same edition number. The prints are housed in a specially designed cloth-covered box, which is blind embossed and foil blocked. 

View The Dead individual prints here.

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965. He first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated ‘Freeze’, an exhibition of his own work and that of his contemporaries at Goldsmiths college, staged in a disused London warehouse. Since this time Hirst has become widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation.

Through a varied practise of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing Hirst has sought to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. Alongside over 80 solo exhibitions he has worked on numerous curatorial projects. In 2008, Hirst took the unprecedented step of bypassing gallery involvement in selling 244 new works at a Sotheby’s, London auction entitled ‘Beautiful Inside My Head Forever’.

Hirst was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 and his contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades has been acknowledged in a major solo retrospective exhibited at Tate Modern, London. He lives in Devon and has studios in Gloucester and London.

Text © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd., All rights reserved, 2012

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