Damien Hirst, ‘Psalm:  Confetibor Tibi’, 2009, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original screenprint in colors with diamond dust on wove paper

Hand-signed in pencil lower center Damien Hirst, also bearing the artist’s blindstamp in the sheet lower right

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil lower left. Published by Other Criteria, London, bearing their blindstamp in the sheet lower left.

Sheet Size: 29 1/8 x 28 1/8 inches

In excellent condition, with bright, fresh colors, printed on a full sheet.

Confitebor Tibi belongs to Damien Hirst’s "Psalm" print series. The compositions in this series derive from the famous larger gloss paintings with butterfly kaleidoscopic collages.

  • Damien Hirst
    The Latin subtitle Confitebor tibi (meaning “praise to you”), is a summary of Psalm 9, which begins: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all your marvelous works” (Psalms 9:1 King James Version). Interestingly, however, Hirst’s subtitle does not accord with any line in the text – it appears to be the artist’s own invention. Confitebor tibi does not in any case appear in the Vulgate translation, the standard Latinate Bible.

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