Damien Hirst, ‘Spin for Ben’, 2010, Alon Zakaim Fine Art
Damien Hirst, ‘Spin for Ben’, 2010, Alon Zakaim Fine Art

Spin for Ben was commissioned by Ben Kealey, keyboard and synth player of English rock band Kasabian. This colourful and energetic spin painting was later acquired by Jon Swinstead, founder of Youth Club (a non-profit creative hub), PYMCA (a photographic culture archive), Sleaze Nation and Jockey Slut (lifestyle magazines) and co-founder of Pictures on Walls (a groundbreaking printhouse) with BANKSY.

Signature: dedicated, signed ‘for Ben ♡ Damien Hirst’ (lower centre)

This work is registered in the Damien Hirst Archive under number DHS 14107

The artist's studio
Ben Kealey (Kasabian), UK
Multiples Inc., Denmark
Jon Swinstead, London

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