Damien Hirst - Nothing is a Problem for Me Anymore (2011-12)

Hirst began work on the ‘Medicine Cabinets’ while in his second year at Goldsmiths with Sinner (1988). Constructing the MDF unit at home, he filled it with the empty packaging of his grandmother’s medications, which he’d requested she leave him upon her death.

Artist’s statement:

"You can only cure people for so long and then they’re going to die anyway. You can’t arrest decay but these medicine cabinets suggest you can."

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Septim themes