This colourful and energetic spin was commissioned by Ben Kealey, keyboard and synth player of English rock band Kasabian. Hirst describes his spin paintings as ‘childish… in the positive sense of the word’. The chance spontaneity of the spin paintings stands in stark contrast to his previous formulaic spot series. Both explore the idea of an imaginary mechanical painter, since the results of the spins are controlled purely by the artist’s colour choices and the motion of the machine.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 28.3 x 28.3 ins/ 72.0 x 72.0 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed and dedicated ‘For Ben ? Damien Hirst’ (lower centre)
MEDIUM: Acrylic on paper