Foil block

Damien Hirst — The Sick Dead - Lime Green / Raven Black

€4,100.40€4,100.40inc VAT
Two colour foil block print
Paper trim 720 x 510 mm (28 x 19 inches)
Edition of 15
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria and Paul Stolper
Only available at Other Criteria New York

Using a reflective metallic foil block printing technique, ‘The Sick Dead’ represents a vibrant celebration of life and death, referencing Mexican and European traditions. “I love all the colour combinations. Like the spot paintings, the combinations are endless, even though it’s a skull it's a celebration of life." Damien Hirst

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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