On verso with stamped signature, stamped “This painting was made by/ […] / to celebrate the opening / of Damien Hirst, Requiem, / at the PinchukArtCentre / on April 25-26th 2009 / © Damien Hirst” and with the artist’s blind stamp.
Condition: Very good condition. Soft handling crease in the left sheet area, 6 inconspicuous needle holes due to technique.
Damien Hirst began experimenting with spin paintings as early as 1992, and also gave visitors the opportunity to create their own spin paintings at exhibitions and performances. Also on the first two days of the retrospective exhibition “Requiem” 2009 in the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, a workshop took place in which visitors could create their own works on four Spin Painting machines on the provided stamped papers with the help of trained assistants and partly also with Hirst himself.
Damien Hirst, born in Bristol, England, grew up in Leeds and studied at Goldsmith College in London from 1986 to 1989. In 1988 he organized the exhibition “Freeze” for himself and his fellow students, which brought Charles Saatchi’s lucrative attention to the young artists, especially Hirst himself, and thus to the international art market. Thanks in part to his effective self-marketing, he became one of the most highly traded contemporary artists in the 1990s. Using provocative to shocking means, Hirst thematizes, among other things, beauty, transience and death, traditional themes of art history.