Damien Hirst, ‘In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things’, 2002, Phillips

Property of an Important Asian Collector

Private Collection, Dusseldorf
Phillips, London, 29 June 2009, lot 111
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Please note that this is the box cover of a folio set of etchings titled In a Spin the Action of The World on Things edited by The Paragon Press, London, 2002. The entire volume is recorded in the Damien Hirst archive.

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