Damien Hirst, Proctolin, 2008
|Artist:||Damien Hirst (1965 - )|
|Medium:||Screenprint with glitter on wove paper|
|Image:||22 in x 30 in (55.9 cm x 76.2 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 7/8 in x 37 in (75.8 cm x 93.9 cm)|
|Framed:||32 3/4 in x 40 1/4 in (83.2 cm x 102.2 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.|
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.