This painting was created in order to celebrate the opening of Mark Hix’s new restaurant venture – the Tramshed, East London. Installed at the mezzanine level, the gloss painting depicts the 1990s cartoon characters ‘Cow and Chicken’. To create this piece, Hirst bought the rights of the show, claiming ownership of ‘Cow and Chicken.’
‘Beef and Chicken’ presents a different style of work for Hirst, who is mostly known for his formaldehyde tanks, showcasing an animal of some kind. Although this piece still focuses on animals, it does so using a more light-hearted approach than his previous works. It is fun, adventurous and is known by many, promoting a universally, enjoyable message.