Damien Hirst - Home Sweet Home
Multiple of screen print on porcelain, 1996. Printed signature on the underside
Size: Object: 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 15/16" (21.2 x 21.2 x 2.4 cm)
Publisher: The Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York
Printer: Swid Powell, New York
Note: In 2001, Hirst’s "Home Sweet Home" works became a sensation during an exhibition at the Eyestorm Gallery in London when a janitor reportedly threw an edition of these plates in the trash mistaking it as an overflowing ash tray.
The cigarette motif is a reoccurring image in Hirst’s work, as an exploration of the visceral, a theme which Hirst has explored and examined throughout his career. Hirst likens the act of smoking as representative of the cycle of life, from the spark of the match to the ash tray, or birth to death.
Public Collections: MOMA, New York
Exhibitions: Eyestorm Gallery, London