Damien Hirst

In the Groove (from In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Volume II)

Damien Hirst

In the Groove (from In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Volume II)

Price: $4,500.00

Framing not included


Colour etching on 350 gsm Hahnemühle paper
Edition Size:
Image:100.9 x 83.2 cm (39,8 x 32,7 in)
Sheet: 112 x 91,5 cm (44 x 36 in)
Signed, dated, titled on the front and numbered

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About the Artwork

This is one of the twenty-three etchings that comprise the second volume of two portfolios, In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things I and II. Each etching was made by the artist in London 2002. A combination of soft and hard ground etching has added painterly splashes of colour to the more regular circling lines. As the title indicates, the portfolio is based on the artist’s spin paintings, an ongoing series initiated in 1995 and titled with long strings of descriptive words.

“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

The chance spontaneity of the spin paintings stands in stark contrast to the formulaic spot series, which is another signature motif of Hirst. However both explore the idea of an imaginary mechanical painter. The results of the spins are controlled purely by the artist’s colour choices and the motion of the machine.

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.