one pic saturday. Damien Hirst

The Asthmatic Escaped II (1992)
glass, steel, camera on tripod, film, saucer, biscuits, plastic cup and lid, jeans, t-shirt, trainers and inhaler

courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, gift of Marvin and Elayne Mordes and Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1993

photo: CATHY CARVER

In DAMIEN HIRST’s 1992 The Asthmatic Escaped II, two glass boxes contain a camera on a tripod, a saucer, biscuits, film, a plastic cup and lid, jeans, a t-shirt, trainers, and an inhaler. The work is a monument to the painter FRANCIS BACON, an asthmatic, who passed away the same year HIRST created this piece.

The Asthmatic Escaped II (1992) is part of the exhibition in What Absence Is Made Of on view at Hirschhorn Museum, Washington until Spring 2020.



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