The Battle Between Good and Evil, 2007



The Battle Between Good and Evil
835 x 6110 x 6110 mm | 32.9 x 240.6 x 240.6 in
Painted MDF, aluminium, air blower and beach balls
Image: Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012


Solo Exhibition - 2012
White Cube Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom
Group Exhibition - 2010
Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany


This work acts as a sequel to the earlier ‘Mental Escapology’ work ‘Loving in a World of Desire’ (1996). ‘The Battle Between Good and Evil’ uses a similar geometric base to the earlier piece but instead employs only black and white.  The colourful beach ball in ‘Loving in a World of Desire’, held aloft by an air stream omitted from the base, is replaced in this later work by two balls, one black and one white, which intermittently collide.