Damien Hirst, ‘In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things’, 2002, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Household paint on cloth with screenprinted text mounted on board

This unique “spin painting” was created for use as the portfolio cover for the album of the same title (an album of 14 color etchings). Published by Paragon Press, London 2002; painting created by Hirst in his Leyton studio.

In excellent condition.

Series: In 2002, Hirst created his second major print project entitled "In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things," Volume I and Volume II. These two volumes take Hirst’s concept of spin drawings and paintings into the print medium. The two projects were started in the spring of 2002, after Booth Clibborn had approached Hirst to do a second large print project. For the portfolio box, Hirst decided that each should have an original spin painting on the cover.

Literature regarding this artwork: Etienne Lullin & Florian-Oliver Simm, Contemporary Art in Print: The Publications of Charles Booth-Clibborn and his imprint The Paragon Press 2001-2006, The Paragon Press, London, 2006, pp. 88-97.

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