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Lactulose

Damien Hirst, Lactulose, 2017 is an original woodcut. It is signed on the front and numbered on the reverse.

The earliest Hirst works to attract critical attention were his so-called “spot paintings.” The paintings are composed of hundreds of identically sized colored spots aligned into grids and named after controlled substances. In the Warholian tradition of repetitive, serial images, these unashamedly formulaic paintings use simple, cheerful means to suggest anxious questions, such as: Is art a drug? Do drugs heal or harm? Following the spot paintings, Hirst pushed further into this thematic territory by creating a series of medicine cabinets filled with drug bottles and pharmaceutical packaging, both old and new, symbolizing art’s reputed healing power.

Medium

Woodcut

Year

2017

Edition

55

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 26.5 x 30 (in)
67 x 76 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Damien Hirst, Lactulose, 2017 is an original woodcut. It is signed on the front and numbered on the reverse.

The earliest Hirst works to attract critical attention were his so-called “spot paintings.” The paintings are composed of hundreds of identically sized colored spots aligned into grids and named after controlled substances. In the Warholian tradition of repetitive, serial images, these unashamedly formulaic paintings use simple, cheerful means to suggest anxious questions, such as: Is art a drug? Do drugs heal or harm? Following the spot paintings, Hirst pushed further into this thematic territory by creating a series of medicine cabinets filled with drug bottles and pharmaceutical packaging, both old and new, symbolizing art’s reputed healing power.

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Medium

Woodcut

Year

2017

Edition

55

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 26.5 x 30 (in)
67 x 76 (cm)
Price Price on Request