'The Currency: All Over Dot' by Damien Hirst, 2021
Based on the artist's original spin-art painting from 2016.
Officially licensed by Damien Hirst x HENI.
8 Inches dia.
20.3 Centimeters dia.
13 x 13 x 1.8 Inches (box)
English Fine Bone China dessert plate, screen–printed with a vibrant Currency Dot design, featuring artworks from 'The Currency'.
Made in Stoke-on-Trent, a city world-renowned for its ceramic industry.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
Slipcast signature by Damien Hirst and title to underside.
New in original custom box.
ABOUT THE ART
Recently, Damien Hirst sold thousands of NFTs of his famous spot paintings, giving buyers the choice to keep the digital art, or swap for the original physical work. NFTs worth millions have since been destroyed - and today he'll start setting fire to the originals, too.
When he's not preserving dead animals in formaldehyde or encrusting skulls with diamonds, Damien Hirst is known for his spots.
On the surface, they appear to be a more innocent affair, clusters of rainbow blobs that simply make the beholder feel happy, rather than provoking the outrage that a pickled shark or sliced-down-the middle cow and her calf might, say, or a photograph of the artist posing and grinning next to a severed human head.
That was until Hirst announced his spots were to become part of an NFT experiment, The Currency, a project met with glee and admiration by some in the art world and fans of his work - but a fair amount of scepticism and criticism, too.