Hydrochloric Acid (2010)
by Damien Hirst
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.