Throw it around (from In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Volume II)-Damien Hirst-1

Throw it around belongs to the 2002 portfolio of fourteen etchings in colours titled “In a Spin: The Action of the World on Things, Volume II ” - Hirst’s first attempt to transform his concept of spin drawings and paintings into the print medium. The complex and lengthy process was characterised by a high degree of physical intervention at every stage by the artist, sometimes to a physically dangerous degree, as the copper plates, fixed to the spin machine, rotated at alarming speeds. Working closely with the printers, Hirst set colour guidelines then made a final selection of etchings, offering a customised portfolio of work that had stretched the etching medium to its limits.

“ I need to communicate the here and now. I realised that you couldn't use the tools of yesterday to communicate today's world. „

Damien Hirst