Damien Hirst – Eat: Eat the Rich Series

Eat – Eat the Rich Series
Damien Hirst

Unframed dimensions: 1016 x 762 mm (40 x 30 inches)
Framed dimensions: 1066 x 812 mm (42 x 32 inches)
Frame: Wooden with glass card and backing
Silkscreen print
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria

‘Eat the Rich’ is a new series of twelve screenprints that depicts pharmaceutical packaging in which the tablet’s brand name has been replaced by a word implying violence or force. The series expands upon Hirst’s long-standing interest in the aesthetics of pharmaceutical packaging, which first manifested in his early ‘Medicine Cabinets’ series. Similar to the thirteen-part ‘Last Supper’ screenprints, ‘Eat the Rich’ illustrates the artist’s “obsession with the body”(1) and the medical industry attached to it, in which confidence is exuded through minimalist designs that perpetuate “the modernist fantasy […] that everyone and everything can be cured.”(2)

1) Damien Hirst cited in Damien Hirst and Gordon Burn, ‘On the Way to Work’ (Faber and Faber, 2001), 25
2) Ibid., 210

Damien Hirst – Anarchy: Eat the Rich Series

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Anarchy – Eat the Rich Series
Damien Hirst

Unframed dimensions: 1016 x 762 mm (40 x 30 inches)
Framed dimensions: 1066 x 812 mm (42 x 32 inches)
Frame: Wooden with glass card and backing
Silkscreen print
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria

‘Eat the Rich’ is a new series of twelve screenprints that depicts pharmaceutical packaging in which the tablet’s brand name has been replaced by a word implying violence or force. The series expands upon Hirst’s long-standing interest in the aesthetics of pharmaceutical packaging, which first manifested in his early ‘Medicine Cabinets’ series. Similar to the thirteen-part ‘Last Supper’ screenprints, ‘Eat the Rich’ illustrates the artist’s “obsession with the body”(1) and the medical industry attached to it, in which confidence is exuded through minimalist designs that perpetuate “the modernist fantasy […] that everyone and everything can be cured.”(2)

1) Damien Hirst cited in Damien Hirst and Gordon Burn, ‘On the Way to Work’ (Faber and Faber, 2001), 25
2) Ibid., 210

Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection

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Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection

2012
208pp
305 x 225 mm (12 x 9 inches)
Hardback
100 colour illustrations
Essay and an interview with the artist by curator Elena Geuna
Essay by Mario Codognato
Published by Other Criteria and Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
ISBN 978-1-906967-56-7

“Hirst began his collection in the late 1980s by exchanging his own works with those of his contemporaries and artist friends. It has grown to include works by many international artists of earlier generations: not only postwar masters like Bacon and Giacometti, but also pivotal figures in the history of 20th century art, such as Richard Hamilton, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince and Kurt Schwitters. Two themes recur frequently in this selection – memento mori and the animal kingdom – and together they are capable of communicating the spirit of the entire collection, combining masterpieces of contemporary art with fascinating specimens from the natural world.

An independent curator, author, and art advisor, Geuna has contributed a perceptive essay on the scope and nature of this collection as well as a penetrating interview with Damien Hirst. Another essay by Mario Codognato (writer, and curator at Blain|Southern) explores Hirst’s dual role as artist/collector, and analyses his considerable influence, both on his contemporaries and on younger artists whose work is still developing. Accompanying stunning colour plates of all the works in the exhibition, there are also brief biographies of the artists involved.

Elena Geuna is an independent curator, author, and art advisor. Mario Codognato is a writer, and curator at Blain|Southern.

Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, accompanies the exhibition at the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin, Italy, which presents selected works from Hirst’s art collection, curated by Elena Guena. The exhibition is from 10th November 2013 until 10th March 2013. There are 51 artists in the exhibition: Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, David Bailey, Banksy, John Bellany, Nick Bibby, Ashley Bickerton, Peter Blake, Don Brown, Mat Collishaw, John Currin, Tracey Emin, Faile, Angus Fairhurst, Abigail Fallis, Paul Fryer, Alberto Giacometti, Steven Gregory, Richard Hamilton, Marcus Harvey, Rachel Howard, John Hoyland, Gary Hume, Paul Insect, John Isaacs, Michael Joo, Jonathan Kingdom, Jeff Koons, Jim Lambie, Sean Landers, Hyungkoo Lee, Sherrie Levine, Colin Lowe, Sarah Lucas, Mario Merz, Rodrigo Moynihan, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Olly and Suzi, Gabriel Orozco, Pablo Picasso, Walter Potter, Richard Prince, Kurt Schwitters, Haim Steinbach, Fred Tomaselli, Keith Tyson, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread, Cerith Wyn Evans.”

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Damien Hirst – Schizophrenogenesis

Damien Hirst – Schizophrenogenesis
Hardback, sealed in foil blister pack
295 x 220 x 40 mm
64pp, 10 gatefolds
Signed book
Limited Edition of 400
ISBN 978-1-906967-84-0
Published by Other Criteria and Paul Stolper

This signed limited edition of Damien Hirst’s publication, Schizophrenogenesis is sealed, like a pill, in a blister pack as shown. Each limited edition purchased comes with a standard edition of the book.

Predominantly based upon the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill, the works in this series were first shown at Paul Stolper Gallery in October 2014 and act as a continuation of Hirst’s life-long investigation into our almost-spiritual relationship with the rigours of science and the pharmaceutical industry.

The book includes all works in this series including ‘The Cure’; thirty silkscreen prints, each depicting a two-colour pill set against vibrant backgrounds of pop-candy colours. Also the 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.

Hirst 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.”

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Relics — Damien Hirst

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Relics — Damien Hirst
Published by Other Criteria

Relics constitutes the new and largest ever retrospective of Damien Hirst’s work, including both iconic, and previously unseen artworks, spanning twenty-seven years of the artists career. If you own one book on the work of this artist, this is the latest and most comprehensive.

OC10153
2014
Hardback pp172
330 x 260 mm (13 x 10 inches)
Interview with Elena Geuna

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For the Love of God — The Making of the Diamond Skull

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For the Love of God: The Making of the Diamond Skull
Damien Hirst

This book is a creative guide to the making of arguably the most extraordinary art object to be made in the 21st century. Published to accompany the 2007 exhibition “Damien Hirst: Beyond Belief” at White Cube, it gives a fascinating pictorial insight into how Hirst’s diamond skull piece “For the Love of God” was conceived and produced.

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Damien Hirst — The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986–2011

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Damien Hirst
The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986–2011

Published by Other Criteria

The first and most significant documentation of Damien Hirst’s iconographic spot paintings documented in this comprehensive publication spanning the years 1986-2011. Every spot painting Hirst has produced is included in this substantial publication with over 99% of them illustrated.The Complete Spot Paintings includes essays by Museum of Modern Art curator Ann Tempkin, cultural critic Michael Bracewell and art historian Robert Pincus-Witten as well as a conversation between Damien Hirst, Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari.

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Damien Hirst — On the Way to Work

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On the Way to Work
Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst and his friend, the writer Gordon Burn, provide in On the Way to Work a fascinating window into the mind of one of the most successful artists of the turn of the 21st century. The book, which is beautifully produced, illustrated, and typeset, is a collection of interviews, the first on the eve of Hirst’s first major exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

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Damien Hirst – The Souls IV (Westminster Blue/Silver Gloss), 2010

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Damien Hirst (British, b. 1965)
The Souls IV (Westminster Blue/Silver Gloss), 2010
2 color foil block on 300gsm Arches 88 archival paper
Signed by the artist
72 x 51 cm (28.3 x 20 in)
Edition of 15 + 5 AP

Fine Art Multiple

Damien Hirst – The Cure (Bright Orange/Orchid/Air Force Blue)

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Damien Hirst – VISKEN 5 (Mint), 2014

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VISKEN 5 (Mint), 2014
Polyurethaneresin with ink pigment
11.81 x 11.41 x 2.95 in
30.0 x 29.0 x 7.5 cm
Edition of 30

Damien Hirst – sp 598, 2014

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Damien Hirst – The Cure, Sky Blue/Orange/Sunset Orange

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