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Damien Hirst, Esculetin, 2012

Artist: Damien Hirst (1965 - )
Title:Esculetin, 2012
Medium:Woodcut in colors on 410gsm Somerset paper
Image:22 in x 18 1/2 in (55.9 cm x 47 cm)
Sheet:22 in x 18 1/2 in (55.9 cm x 47 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 55 in pencil on the reverse.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol,1965 - ) in pencil in the lower right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7311
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Historical Description

Chic and simplistic, Damien Hirst’s Esculetin, 2012 is a vibrant and eye-catching grid of colored dots in a rectangular field of white. Five columns and four rows of these dots rendered in several bright colors are methodically placed throughout the composition. Despite its joyful color palette, the work’s systematic arrangement gives it a clinical aura. This orderly quality is further suggested by the title of the piece, borrowed from the name of a molecular compound often found in plants. Esculetin  is a striking manifestation of Hirst’s exploration of color and experimentation with presenting them in an orderly, removed, yet undeniably beautiful way.

Created in 2012, this woodcut in colors on 410gsm Somerset paper is hand-signed by Damien Hirst in pencil in the lower right image and numbered from the edition of 55 in pencil on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Damien Hirst Esculetin, 2012 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 Esculetin, 2012 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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