Damien Hirst, ‘Butterfly Spin Painting (Created at Damien Hirst Spin Workshop)’, 2009, Rago

Butterfly Spin Painting was created in collaboration with the public at the Damien Hirst Spin Workshop, in celebration of Damien Hirst’s exhibition “Requiem” (2009) at the Pinchuk Art Centre, Ukraine. “Requiem” contained over a hundred new and old works, and remains one of Hirst’s most comprehensive shows to date. Hirst has exhibited globally with Gagosian Gallery and White Cube, and his work can be found in numerous prominent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Signature: Bears Hirst blindstamp and stamped with inscription "This painting was made by / to celebrate the opening / of Damien Hirst, Requiem, / at the PinchukArtCentre / on / Damien Hirst [stamped signature] / (c)Damien Hirst" on verso

Private Collection

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