Silkscreen

Damien Hirst — The Independent (RED)

¥964,215¥964,215
OC6392
1230 x 1520 mm (48 x 59 inches)
Silkscreen print
Edition of 200
Signed by Damien Hirst and Bono
Published by Other Criteria

All profits from the sale of these prints goes directly to the Global fund (recipient of RED funds) that finances programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. 

Produced on the occasion of World Aids Day, 1st December 2007, this print is a replica of the front page of The Independent newspaper from 16th May 2006, as designed by Damien Hirst while Bono was guest editor for the landmark (RED) edition.

The print is signed on the front by both Damien Hirst and Bono.

A striking image proclaiming there was "No News Today" however the small print reads "Just 6,500 African's died today as a result of a preventable, treatable disease."

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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