In "Pharmaceuticals," Damien Hirst presents a mirrored cabinet with rows of monumental colored pills. Evidencing the artist’s preoccupation with science and religion, this print makes an unsettling connection between the aesthetics of display, worship, and medicine.

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Published by Other Criteria Ltd.

Printed on 335gsm Somerset enhanced paper. No apparent condition issues.
Frame: 54 x 44 x 2 in (137.16 x 111.76 x 5.08 cm)

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Damien Hirst (b. 1965) is a British artist best known for his leading role in the Young British Artist (YBA) movement of the 1990s. Hirst’s artistic practice varies wildly—from dead animals submerged in formaldehyde, to pristine, ominous medicine cabinets, to the pharmaceutically poppy, menacingly hollow spot paintings—but his key themes are life’s mortality and modern science’s palliative, seductive allure. Rising from the British recession of the 1990s, his middle-class artistic persona melds the antagonism and shock of British punk rock with the showmanship and audacious capitalism of Andy Warhol.

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Pharmaceuticals, 2005
Lot Number 13
Digital inkjet print
52 x 43 in (132.08 x 109.22 cm)
Edition of 75
10 AP
Signed, numbered, titled, and dated in pencil in margin, recto

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  • Dimensions
    52 x 43 in (132.08 x 109.22 cm)