Histidyl

Damien Hirst
Histidyl
screenprint
2008

An original hand-signed Damien Hirst screenprint print.

2008

Original screenprint in colors with metallic silver on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized wove paper.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Damien Hirst.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 150, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left. Published by Other Criteria, London, bearing their blind stamp in the sheet lower right.

22 x 30 inches

Sheet Size: 29 x 37 inches

“Histidyl” is an example of Hirst’s Pharmaceutical Paintings, which are composed of his signature colored dots. As a way of exploring the interactions and harmony between pure color, the Pharmaceutical series aims to present a mechanically produced experiment in color. While they appear to be created by a machine, Hirst meticulously attempts to remove any physical evidence of human intervention. Like the rest of the series, “Histidyl,” is sourced from the chemical company Sigma-Aldrich’s catalogue Biochemicals for Research and Diagnostic Reagents, a book Hirst stumbled across in the early 1990’s. The grid formula of the perfectly arranged, complimentary, yet never repeated colors in the Pharmaceutical Paintings are the basis for this endless series.

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