Archival pigment print with varnish and acrylic
Edition of 55
Sheet size: 56 x 56 cm (22 x 22 in)
Signed and numbered by the artist on the front
Published by Jonathan Yeo Studio, 2013
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.