Damien Hirst, ‘"Butterfly", Spin Painting’, 2009, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Damien Hirst, ‘"Butterfly", Spin Painting’, 2009, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Damien Hirst, ‘"Butterfly", Spin Painting’, 2009, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Damien Hirst, ‘"Butterfly", Spin Painting’, 2009, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

"Butterfly", Spin painting, Acrylic and metallic paint on paper, 20.47" x 27.16"in.; Framed, U.V. Plexiglas, White Shadowbox, Stamped with artist’s signature on verso: ‘This painting was made by/to celebrate the opening/of Damien Hirst, Requiem,/at the Pinchuk Art Centre/on April 25-26th 2009. Please note that this work and others from the aforementioned occasion were created with public collaboration. Condition: Mint as issued.
Note: These psychedelic compositions that harken back to his youth in the 1960s, as “childish…in the positive sense of the word.” By the mid 1990s, spin paintings formed an integral part of his work and a spin machine in his Berlin studio allowed him to further play with the process. Since then, his spinning works have become as iconic as his meticulous “spot” paintings.

Signature: Signed in print

Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

About Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

British, b. 1965, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom