Damien Hirst

Catherine Wheel (Spin II)

Damien Hirst

Catherine Wheel (Spin II)

Price: $4,000.00

Framing not included


Color etching
Edition Size:
112 x 91,5 cm (44 x 36 in)
Signed and dated

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About the Artwork

It all started in Hoxton, East London in 1993 when curator, Joshua Compston staged a mock parish fair called “A Fête Worse than Death”.
 All Young British Artists where invited to perform, Gary Hume was disguised as a Mexican bandit selling tequilas, Tracey Emin did palm reading and Damien Hirst dressed in a clown costume together with Angus Fairhurst who made spin paintings using a potter’s wheel.

“I really like making them. And I really like the machine, and I really like the movement. Every time they’re finished, I’m desperate to do another one.”

Damien Hirst

Later in 1995, Hirst decided to build a drawing machine with which he could start his own Spin painting works. Spin II Catherine Wheel, belogs to the Portfolio of 14 etchings, the Action of the World on Things, vol.2, and it develops the artist’s concept of spin drawings and paintings into the print medium. Deliciously fresh, playful, childish, colourful and fun, the Spin etchings were all the same - one of the most complicated and daring print projects undertaken in Britain at that time.

About the Artist

Hirst Sig

Damien Hirst (1965, Bristol, UK) is a leading artist of the YBA (Young British Artist) generation. He is widely regarded as one of the most important artists working today, creating truly iconic artworks.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Etching

Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used etching to create some of their most famous works. Etching has often been combined with other intaglio techniques such as engraving or aquatint.