"Spot" Beer Glass

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Object Name: 
"Spot" Beer Glass
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2002.3.55
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.4 cm, Diam (max): 8.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1995
Credit Line: 
Gift of Brandler Galleries
Web Description: 
The “spot” painting is immediately recognizable as the work of art superstar Damien Hirst. Since 1985, the Beck’s brewing company has invited well-known and emerging contemporary artists to design labels for limited editions of bottled beer and giveaway beer glasses. Such celebrity artist labels reflect recent trends in corporate branding that take advantage of the symbiotic relationship between contemporary art and popular culture.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Brandler, John, Source
2002
Color: 
Inscription: 
damien hirst
Label
Label Approx. 2 in. below rim on other side of glass White rectangle with multi-colored rows of dots/ "damien hirst"
REG. / [image] \ TM. / BECK'S
Trademark
Enameled decal Approx. 2 in. from top of rim on one side of glass "REG." then an image of a red shield with a key in the center "TM."/ BECK'S. The word "BECK'S" is in large white block letters
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; machine-made, enamel decal. Pilsner-shape glass with a design consisting of a white rectangle with rows of multi-colored dots.