Poison + Remedies

11 October 2010 – 20 November 2010
Solo Exhibition. Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, United Kingdom.

Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

The ‘Poison’ paintings feature images of individual human skulls, silkscreened in black UV ink with charcoal onto large canvases. Each painting is named after a lethal toxic substance, for example ‘Thallium’ (2010). The ‘Remedies’ series offered a point of contrast: brightly coloured metal, resin and plaster pills are arranged on pale canvases.

A catalogue in two volumes accompanied the exhibition, including an essay by American novelist Gary Shteyngart (Other Criteria/Gagosian Gallery).