‘For the Love’ of Comic Relief
Article posted by Afterglow on February 22, 2013
Damien Hirst has created 50 signed, limited edition prints to celebrate 25 years of Red Nose Day.
Titled ‘For the Love of Comic Relief’, the prints feature Hirst’s iconic diamond encrusted skull ‘For the Love of God’ finished with a glittery Red Nose.[testimonial company=”Artist” author=”Damien Hirst” image=”http://afterglowart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Damien-Hirst.jpg”] This is the third time I have collaborated with Comic Relief for Red Nose Day, they do great things, and it is an epic and far reaching charity. Sometimes art is taken too seriously so it’s good to be able to laugh at myself; if you don’t laugh you will cry and it’s good to bring humour into fundraising. I hope this sparkly red nose will raise a smile and lots of money.
The prints are 20 x 24 inches (unframed) and at £2500 each, one hundred per cent of the proceeds from the sale of each print will go directly to Comic Relief.
The exclusive Red Nose Day prints go on sale today and can be viewed online at damienhirst.com, and purchased at othercriteria.com as well as in store from Other Criteria’s outlets on Bond Street and Hinde Street.
There’s also one on display to the public in the Tate Modern this weekend, from now until Sunday 24th February.