Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria
Damien Hirst, ‘Deluxe Spin Bass Guitar’, 2010, Other Criteria

Unique within a series of 50

Dimensions:
Guitar: 335 x 1175 x 65 mm (13 x 46 x 3 inches)
Painting: 152.4 x 152.4 mm (6 x 6 inches)
Drawing: 420 x 300 mm (16 x 12 inches)
Photograph: 254 x 203 mm (10 x 8 inches)

These uniquely produced charity bass guitars are by Damien Hirst and Flea, the bass player from The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The profits from the sales of the guitars will go to Flea’s charity, Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

Flea established Silverlake Conservatory of Music in 2011 with his childhood friend, Keith Barry. Based in Los Angeles, its primary focus is on the youth of the community, to enrich their lives through music, offering affordable or free music lessons and instruments. It also grants scholarships to children in need.
All guitars are signed by Flea and Damien Hirst on the back with the edition number punched on the base of the neck and the Hirst-Flea logo on the headstock. The Multi-Coloured Deluxe Spin Bass Guitars are unique within an edition of 50 and come in a specially designed, hand spun case including a ‘exquisite corpse’ drawing by Hirst and Flea; a 6 x 6” framed monochrome butterfly gloss on canvas; a unique photograph of Hirst and Flea holding the guitar and 20 specially designed plectrums.

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