Damien Hirst, Proctolin, 2008

Damien Hirst Proctolin 2008 an original hand signed Screenprint with Glitter for sale by Masterworks Fine Art Gallery

Signed Damien Hirst Screenprint with glitter on wove paper, Proctolin, 2008

Artist:Damien Hirst ( - )

Title:Proctolin, 2008

Medium:Screenprint with glitter on wove paper

Image Size:22 in x 30 in (55.9 cm x 76.2 cm)

Sheet Size:29 7/8 in x 37 in (75.8 cm x 93.9 cm)

Edition:Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Signature:This work is hand signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965-) in pencil in the lower right margin.


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Historical Description of this artwork

Damien Hirst Proctolin, 2008 is a vibrant and eye-catching grid of colored dots in a rectangular field of sparkling bronze glitter. As the viewer moves around the piece, the background shimmers and moves, creating a dynamic juxtaposition with the matte colored circles. Despite the joyful color palette, there is something clinical about the tightly ordered rows. The sterile organization is further suggested by the title of the piece, borrowed from the name of a pharmaceutical molecular compound. There is also a wondrous mechanical quality to the work, evident in the pristinely even layer of glitter and the perfectly spaced circles. Additionally, there is no repetition in color; though some circles look similar to others in hue, no two are the same. Proctolin is a striking manifestation of Hirst’s exploration of color and the mission of reconciling the struggle that colors present in artworks by approaching them in a methodical, removed, yet undeniably beautiful way.

Created in 2008, this screenprint with glitter on wove paper is hand signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965-) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Damien Hirst Proctolin, 2008 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Damien Hirst Proctolin, 2008 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.


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Why Hirst?

Whether by setting the world record for the largest amount raised by any living artist at a solo auction ($198 million) or by encrusting a skull with 8,601 flawless diamonds, Damien Hirst continues to shock the art world with his developments in conceptual art, installation art, and painting. Masterworks Fine Art Gallery carries etchings, paintings, lithographs, sculptures, and screen-prints by Damien Hirst.

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Damien Hirst
Damien Hirst (-)

Damien Hirst Biography

Damien Hirst is an English conceptual artist and entrepreneur born on 1965 in Bristol, England. He studied for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College from 1986 to 1989. Since then, he has become an internationally renowned artist who was awarded the prestigious Turner Award 1995. Since then, he has earned recognition as United Kingdom’s wealthiest artist.

The most prominent themes of his works revolve around death, rebirth, immortality and beauty. Like the French artist Marcel Duchamp, he utilizes ready-made objects to question the nature of art. While at university, he curated ‘Freeze’, a group exhibition which became a launching point for his career. At this exhibition, he debuted his widely recognized spot paintings.

In 1991, Damien Hirst began his work on ‘Natural History’, easily his most prominent series. In this series, he preserved various animals in minimalist steel and glass tanks filled with formaldehyde solution. Within this series was the work The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living which contained a 14 foot tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde. It conjured a visceral reminder of the fragility of life and is considered the iconic work of British art in the 1990s. The work was also unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery, a testament to his then close relationship with collector Charles Saatchi.
Hirst’s later works include the spin paintings which were rendered by spin machines to create colorful circular paintings. The spin paintings are noted for their bright colors and their unique forms and lines. Later on in his career, he would procure much more extravagant and controversial works. An example of such is For the Love of God from 2007 in which he recreated a human skull in platinum, adorned with 8,601 diamonds. This elaborate work eventually received the highest paid price for a single work by a living artist. It serves as a prominent reminder of one’s mortality and the connection between art and money.

Since 1987, more than 80 solo Damien Hirst exhibitions have taken place internationally. He has truly established an iconic status in British art. Hirst currently lives and works in London, Gloucestershire and Devon.

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