Damien Hirst, ‘Skull’, ca. 2009, Julien's Auctions
Damien Hirst, ‘Skull’, ca. 2009, Julien's Auctions

Of the three most popular styles of Damien Hirst paintings—spot, realist, and spin—Hirst's spin paintings are undoubtedly the most vibrant. In a tie-dye whirlwind of color, Hirst bends the mind's eye to see past the spin. The 1960's technique of the spin painting was initially used to expose children to art making, but later became popular as an alternative method of action painting for artists. Coupled with Hirst's iconic skull, the spin is a must have for any collection. 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; the Tate Gallery, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Framed: 17 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches.

In excellent condition; framed. Adhered to mat with mat tape.

Signature: Boldly signed by Damien Hirst on the verso along with studio stamps. A Hirst stamp and "This painting made by _ in Damien Hirst's Gloucester studio" on _.

Property from an East Coast 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