Damien

Additional information

Technique

Archival pigment print with varnish and acrylic

Edition

Edition of 55

Sheet Size

Sheet size: 56 x 56 cm (22 x 22 in)

Inscription

Signed and numbered by the artist on the front

Publisher

Published by Jonathan Yeo Studio, 2013

POA

Unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery as part of Yeo’s widely acclaimed 2013 retrospective, the portrait of Damien Hirst, from which this image is taken, reveals Yeo’s interest in the ability for portraiture to contain layers of narrative. Yeo and Hirst collaborated over the composition, deciding to have the conceptual artist wear the protection gear he used in order to make some of his most iconic works. Hirst’s commanding pose was chosen as an ironic reflection upon his perceived position within today’s art world. Each print has been hand finished, with the box around the figure of Hirst individually painted.