Damien Hirst, ‘Oleoylsarcosine (unique spot print)’, 2008, Lougher Contemporary

First exhibited in 1988, Hirst's Spot works, otherwise known as the Pharmaceutical Paintings, have become one of the most pervasive images in contemporary art. The works were initially conceived as a scientific approach to painting, much like drug companies' scientific approach to life, and Hirst has sought to depict the innumerable unique arrangements made possible by altering the color, size, and placement of the dots.

Oleoylsarcosine is from a series of unique prints executed in 2008, signed by the artist and registered in the Damien Hirst Archive (with a unique reference number on the reverse), supposedly with each spot individually applied. A print from the series sold for $37,200 at Artnet Auctions in June 2016.

The print is in beautiful condition and is sold unframed. Further images are available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery with any questions.

Signature: Signed in pencil, recto; unique Damien Hirst studio number, recto

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