Damien Hirst ‘Schizophrenogenesis’

Damien Hirst, Schizophrenogenesis, 2014

Damien Hirst,  The Cure - Atomic Tangerine/Cornflower Blue/Ice Blue, 2014Predominantly based upon the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill, the works that will be on display at Paul Stolper, starting today 9 October, act as a continuation of Hirst’s life-long investigation into our almost-spiritual relationship with the rigours of science and the pharmaceutical industry. He explains: “Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. They’re all designed to make you buy them… they come out of flowers, plants, things from the ground, and they make you feel good, you know, to just have a pill, to feel beauty.”

Included in the exhibition will be ‘The Cure’; a wall of thirty silkscreen prints, each depicting a two-colour pill set against vibrant backgrounds of pop-candy colours. Also on display will be a series of corresponding sculptural works; fourteen hugely enlarged resin pills, each measuring thirty centimetres long, as well as ten smaller pills, rendered in an array of seductive, immaculate colours. Sculptures of medicine bottles, pharmaceutical boxes, ampoules, syringes, a scalpel, and drug packaging that all play with concepts of scale – the tallest measuring nearly one and a half metres. The editions continue Hirst's exploration of contemporary belief systems; religion, love, art and medicine.

Damien Hirst,  The Cure - Atomic Tangerine/Cornflower Blue/Ice Blue, 2014
Medium:
Silkscreen on Somerset Tub Sized 410 gsm. ,
Size: 72 x 51 cm,
Edition of 15,
Signed and numbered
Price: £3,500

Damien Hirst, Zarontin PD 237 and Sudafed PE Sinus, 2014
Medium: Polyurethane resin with ink pigment.
Size: L 30cm x diameter 13cm
Edition of 30 each
Numbered, signed and dated in the cast.
Price: £5,000 each

Damien Hirst - SchizophrenogenesisDamien Hirst, Deltacortril Enteric 5mg 30 enteric coated tablets, 2014
Medium: Polyurethane resin with pigment finished with 2K clear lacquer.
Size: 44 x 25 x 25 cm
Edition of 30
Numbered, signed and dated in the cast.
Price: £8,000

Damien Hirst Chlordiazepoxide 5mg 24 capsules, 2014
Polyurethane resin with Tri pigments for colour. 2014.
Size: 54 x 27 x 19 cm - Cap 22cm diameter
Edition of 30.
Numbered, signed and dated in the cast.
Price: £8,000

Damien Hirst, VISKEN 5, 2014
Medium: Polyurethane resin with ink pigment. (in mint and baby blue)
Size: 30 × 29 × 7.5 cm
Edition of 30 each
Numbered, signed and dated in the cast.
Price: £3,333

Damien Hirst, Hygroton, 2014
Medium: Polyurethane resin with ink pigment. (in pink and blue)
Size: 30 x 30 x 9cm
Edition of 30 each
Numbered, signed and dated in the cast.

Price: £3,333 each

Damien Hirst, Pfizer VGR 100mg, 2014
Medium: Polyurethane resin with ink pigment. (in pink and baby blue)
Size: 10.2 x 7.3 x  3.1 cm
Edition of 30.
Numbered, signed and dated in the cast
Price: £800 each

These Damien Hirst editions are availabvle at Paul Stolper Gallery

Photographs by Prudence Cuming Associates, courtesy Paul Stolper Gallery © Damien Hirst and Other Criteria, DACS 2014

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