15 May 2002
Damien Hirst (b. 1961)
Pharmaceutic Wall Painting, Five Blacks
white painted wooden box containing 150 tins of enamel paint (145 different colors and 5 blacks), 150 brushes, and compass
Conceived in 1993 and published by Edition Schellmann. This work is from an edition of ten plus two artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.
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Jörg Schellmann, Wall Works, Wall Installations in Editions, New York 1993, pp. 92-93 (illustrated)
The spots are to be placed in 10 rows, 15 spots wide. The diameter of the spots (to equal the spaces between spots) is to be determined by the owner. The color of each spot is chosen at random, using one of the 150 colors available.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately