Damien Hirst - Home Sweet Home


Multiple of screen print on porcelain, 1996. Printed signature on the underside

Edition:  1500

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