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Aurous cyanideDamien Hirst

Artwork Details

  • name of artworkAurous cyanide
  • TypePainting
  • LocationArt Space
  • ArtistDamien Hirst
  • Size290x890x9

About the Artwork

One of Damien Hirst’s most celebrated series, this painting features circles of the same size arranged at regular intervals. He has interpreted life and death from various perspectives. In this work colored circular spots are inspired by diversely colorful pills. Titled Aurous Cyanide, toxic chemicals, it is the largest spot painting in the world.

About the Artist

Commonly acknowledged as “the icon of contemporary art” and the “naughty boy of the art scene,” Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, UK and studied art at Goldsmiths College of Art. He gained popularity with Freeze, an exhibition he curated with contemporaries at Goldsmiths after founding the Young British Artists (YBAs) before graduation. He conveys philosophical and fundamental concepts pertaining to life and death as well as myth and science that are couched in his intrinsic, shocking, and intuitive visual idioms. He won the Turner Prize 1955, an art award conferred to the best artist of the year by Tate London.

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