The ‘Poison’ paintings feature detailed images of individual human skulls, silkscreened in black UV ink with charcoal onto large canvases. Each painting in the series is named after a lethal toxic substance.
In 2010, Hirst exhibited the ‘Poison’ paintings at Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street. Alongside the paintings, a collection of works from a series titled ‘Remedies’ was shown. As a point of contrast to the ‘Poison’ works, the ‘Remedies’ consist of brightly coloured metal, resin and plaster pills arranged in random patterns and applied to white canvases.