Damien Hirst, Norcamphor, 2011

Artist: Damien Hirst (1965 - )
Title:Norcamphor, 2011
Medium:Woodcut on paper
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 55 in pencil on verso
Signature:This work is hand signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965-) in pencil in the lower right.
ID #W-6025

Historical Description

Damien Hirst Norcamphor, 2011 moves you in a way that evokes style, wit, and mechanical construction altogether. Arguably one of the most important artists of the 21st century, Hirst along with his works is regarded as a successor to Andy Warhol. His art speaks where societal language leads him, often in a direct and confrontational way. Norcamphor is a positively provocative example that draws out delight and a certain pleasure upon viewing.

Associated with the “Pharmaceutical” paintings as well as the “Spot Paintings,” the name of this artwork comes from an organic compound. The composition mimics molecular structures in perfectly round circular forms. The colors are pure and direct. Four circles are placed in each corner of the square: one being blue, one canary yellow, one red, and one green. The starkness of the white background allows this artwork to stand out against its colors. Sterile yet joyous, this work evokes a pseudo experience, having the power to grab your attention. Simply put, it is as if Hirst wants you to feel his paintings to where we can feel the shapes leap forward outside of its dimension.

Created in 2011, Damien Hirst Norcamphor, 2011 is a woodcut on paper. Hand signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965-) in pencil in the lower right, numbered from the edition of 55 in pencil on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Damien Hirst Norcamphor, 2011 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:

Damien Hirst Norcamphor, 2011 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.