Butterfly Spin Painting

by Damien Hirst


DIMENSIONS: 17.72 x 17.72 inches (45 x 45 cm)
SIGNATURE: Signed (verso)
MEDIUM: Acrylic on paper


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    Hirst first began experimenting with Spin art in 1992 in his studio in Brixton and the following year he set up a spin art stall with fellow artist, Angus Fairhurst. The pair allowed the public to create their own spin painting, which they would then sign. When Hirst moved to Berlin in 1994 he made a spin machine, and subsequently exhibited a number of his machine-spin works at the Bruno Brunnet contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin. This exhibition also involved participation of the visitors, who were each asked to make their own free drawings on a spin drawing machine made from a drill.

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    Born in Bristol in 1965, Hirst was raised Catholic and grew up in Leeds. His early religious education is something that later factors into his artwork. Early on he showed an interest in drawing, which was supported by his mother. He also developed an interest in illustrated pathology books, fascinated by the images of disease and injury.

    Hirst’s widely recognised and often controversial works include a dissected cow and her calf, two huge windowless exhibition rooms swirling with tropical butterflies hatched from pupae pinned to canvasses, and the platinum cast of a human skull set with 8,601 diamonds. His work calls into question our awareness and convictions about the boundaries that separate life and death, beauty and horror, reason and faith, desire and fear, and the tireless theme of love and hate. Often using the iconography of science and religion, Hirst creates sculptures and paintings whose intensity transcends our familiar understanding of these concepts.

    Damien Hirst is among the most prominent artists of his generation and one of the most celebrated members of the Y.B.As, (Young British Artists). His professional career spans over 30 years and continues to this day. From 2021 to 2022, Hirst’s series Cherry Blossoms was exhibited at the Foundation Cartier in Paris.

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