Details & Cataloguing

Yellow Ball: The Frank and Lorna Dunphy Collection


Damien Hirst
B. 1965
signed on the reverse
household gloss on canvas
208.3 by 198.1 cm. 82 by 78 in.
Executed in 2000.
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A gift from the artist to the present owners


London, Royal Academy of Arts, The 233rd Summer Exhibition, June - August 2001, p. 25 (text)

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, on loan, October 2003 - September 2006


Jason Beard and Millicent Wilner, Eds., Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986-2011, London 2013, p. 230, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"In Hirst’s Spot Paintings, every individual circular element within the canvas has a different colour, and this chromatic heterogeneity generates a subliminal and anxious disharmony, further reinforced by the infinite range of possible combinations in the composition and in the succession of the elements themselves" (Mario Codognato cited in: Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Damien Hirst, The Agony and the Ecstasy: Selected Works from 1989-2004, 2004, p. 41).

Yellow Ball: The Frank and Lorna Dunphy Collection