Damien Hirst, ‘Godless’, 2011, Artificial Gallery

C-Type Digital Print mounted on aluminium, this work is sold in artist's frame, as published. In this photographic print of one of Damien Hirst’s signature ‘Medicine Cabinets’, we are confronted with an assortment of medicines each with the power to cure or relieve pain. The title of the work alludes to a spiritual wasteland where salvation only seems to be found through chemical intervention. Conceptually these works draw on the philosophical questions surrounding the role of science and religion in our modern-day society. The framing specification is as follows: Profile: 1/2'' face x 1 1/2'' depth, welded aluminium/ Glazing : UV/ Spacer: 12mm, 401 fillet, 12mm Tulip strainer/ Method: Mounted onto Aluminium/ Finish: Powdercoat white. Signed and numbered by the artist.

About Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

British, b. 1965, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
britARTnia, Opera Gallery, London
2016
Reflections, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
2015
Cool Britannia, Opera Gallery, Seoul
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
British Contemporary, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2014
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler
2013
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