Damien HirstDumpling 1999

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Artist
Damien Hirst (born 1965)
Title
Dumpling
Date 1999
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 1495 x 595 mm frame: 1647 x 1130 x 36 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Charles Booth-Clibborn to mark the opening of Tate Modern and Tate Britain 1999
Reference
P11647
Not on display

Summary

The Last Supper is a series of thirteen large screenprints. Like Gary Hume's series of Portraits 1998 (Tate P78195-781204) and Rachel Whiteread's series Demolished (Tate P77868-77879), Hirst's portfolio is one of several print series commissioned from British artists by Charles Booth-Clibborn and published by his imprint, The Paragon Press, London. The Last Supper was proofed and printed at Coriander Studio, London in an edition of one hundred and fifty plus a small number of artist's proofs. Between three and seven screens, or colours, were used to make each print. They are unnumbered, do not follow a particular order and may be displayed individually or in groups. The images are derived from pharmaceutical packaging. Hirst has replaced the name of the drug with the name of a food traditional to working class British café culture, for example 'corned beef' and 'sausages', transforming the food into a brand by the addition of the insignia ®, TM or decorative typescript… (read more)

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