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215: DAMIEN HIRST, Beautiful Exploded Aquarium Painting

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Beautiful Exploded Aquarium Painting, 2007. household gloss on canvas 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm) Signed and dated "Damien Hirst 2007" on the reverse.

PROVENANCE Gagosian Gallery, London
"Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity." - Damien Hirst The spin paintings gather and amalgamate the individuality of every individual color, introducing a mechanical rotating movement at the moment of execution , to make the colors participate in a primordial state , where order and creation dissolve and disengage from the meditation of thought and representation, to become pure expression of the basic and vital gesture of painting and its mythology. The titles, which always center on a myriad of adjectives in free fall, with an instantaneous and impatient rhythm, in a visual and literary osmosis of an apparently playful, but in fact urgent spirit, seem to follow and continue the rotation of the initial process and its acceleration toward the unknown. (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, "The Agony and the Ecstasy, Selected works from 1989-2004", Damien Hirst, Naples, 2004, p.42).

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Estimate $200,000 – $300,000
Starting Bid $140,000

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