Oleoylsarcosine (Unique Spot Print)
First exhibited in 1988, Hirst's Spot works, otherwise known as the Pharmaceutical Paintings, have become one of the most pervasive images in contemporary art. The works were initially conceived as a scientific approach to painting, much like drug companies' scientific approach to life, and Hirst has sought to depict the innumerable unique arrangements made possible by altering the color, size, and placement of the dots.
Oleoylsarcosine is the holy grail of Damien Hirst spot prints. It is from a series of unique prints executed in 2008, signed by the artist and registered in the Damien Hirst Archive (with a unique reference number on the reverse), with each spot individually applied. A print from the series sold for $37,200 at Artnet Auctions in June 2016.
The print is in beautiful condition and is sold unframed. Further images are available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery with any questions.