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Acrylic paint on paper
Ukraine, 2009
Damien Hirst (born 1965) – British painter, sculptor and concept artist
Verso stamped signature ‘DHirst’ as well as typographic inscription ‘This painting was made by / to celebrate the opening / of Damien Hirst, Requiem, / at the PinchukArtCentre / on April 25th-26th 2009/ © Damien Hirst’ and blindstamp ‘Hirst’
Dimensions: 53.4 x 70.1 cm
Very good condition
Provenance: Private collection Sweden
Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 10,000 Euro

Offered acrylic painting was made in 2009 in public collaboration at a so-called Damien Hirst Spin Workshop, which celebrated the opening of his exhibition ‘Requiem’ at Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev. Requiem was a major retrospective of over 100 works by Damien Hirst dating from 1990 to 2008, which ran from 25th April until 20th September 2009. For that four spin painting machines were installed and trained assistants helped to produce paintings in Damien Hirst style. Hirst himself also spent some hours at the workshops and created spin paintings together with the visitors. Around 600 spin paintings resulted from these sessions.


The work is in a very good condition with minimal signs of wear. Along the edges several tiny pinholes can be seen. The paper is slightly rippled due to technical reasons. At the lower right a slight handling crease can be seen. The dimensions measure 53.4 x 70.1 cm.

Damien Hirst (born 1965)

From 1986 to 1989, the British artist studied art at Goldsmiths College in London without wishing to be bound to an art form. The exhibition ‘Freeze’ that he organized in 1988 in an unused warehouse in London's port district showing his own works and works of his fellow students brought him public attention. Hirst, who often employs in his works with themes of death and life, religion and consumer culture became famous in the 1990s by animal bodies preserved in formaldehyde. Also, the diamond adorned platinum cast of a human skull, that Hirst exhibited in 2007 and sold the same year to a record price, caused a stir. Damien Hirst is one of the most influential artists of his generation. (nlu)

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Damien Hirst (b. 1965), Butterfly Spin Painting,

Auction ended on Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Estimate €5,000 - €6,500
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