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Damien HirstTrinity - Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology 2000

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Artist
Damien Hirst (born 1965)
Title
Trinity - Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology
Date 2000
MediumGlass, fibreboard, wood, steel and plastic
Dimensionsobject (left vitrine, displayed not including objects): 2135 x 1530 x 472 mm object (central vitrine, displayed not including objects): 2745 x 1835 x 472 mm object (right vitrine, displayed, not including objects): 2135 x 1530 x 472 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00500
Not on display

Online caption

Hirst's 'Trinity' consists of a trio of cabinets, the central being larger than the outer two, akin in style to a religious triptych. The name 'trinity' itself holds significant religious meaning, the union of three persons (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) in one Godhead; three becoming one. Here Hirst is focusing on three types of scientific study into the human body, factors which have now come to govern our everyday lives. Each cabinet is shelved and filled with plastic medical teaching models, most of which have been purchased from medical supply catalogues. Pharmacology is the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs… (read more)

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