Damien Hirst — Godless

Framed dimensions 1600 x 1220 mm (63 x 48 inches)
C-Type digital print mounted on aluminium
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria

This artwork is sold as a framed piece.

In this photographic print of one of Damien Hirst’s signature ‘Medicine Cabinets’, we are confronted with an assortment of medicines each with the power to cure or relieve pain. The title of the work alludes to a spiritual wasteland where salvation only seems to be found through chemical intervention. Conceptually these works draw on the philosophical questions surrounding the role of science and religion in our modern-day society.

The framing specifications are as follows:

Profile: 1/2'' face x 1 1/2'' depth welded aluminium
Glazing : UV
Spacer: 12mm ,401 fillet
12mm Tulip strainer
Method: Mounted onto Aluminium
Finish: Powdercoat white

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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