Damien Hirst

Throw it around

Damien Hirst

Throw it around

Price: $8,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Etching
Year:
2002
Edition Size:
68
Dimensions:
112.0 x 91.5 cm (44.0 x 35.9 in)
Signature:
Signed

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About the Artwork

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.

"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

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.

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.