DAMIEN HIRST "OPIUM" 2000
Is there an artist more divisive, high-profile and arguably misunderstood than Damien Hirst?
(In)famous internationally for encapsulating a tiger shark in a tank of formaldehyde, he is the most successful and prolific artist from the group known as the Young British Artists.
Damien Hirst's "Spot Paintings" began in the late 1980's, but became iconic and revereed in the late nineties. All painted by hand they gave the illusion of being mechanically produced.
Some of the composition of colors are random, others calculated and some (such as this work) are based on the chemical structure of narcotics and pharmaceuticals.
This is a classic and iconic Damien Hirst from 2000 in a domestically sized scale. Ideal for a young collector.
To learn more about Hirst's "Spot Paintings" check out this interesting essay found on the artist's (remarkably organized) website.
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Full color gloss Lambda C type print
Signed by the artist
From an edition of 500
19"H 17"W (work)
20.5"H 18.5"W (framed)