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Damien Hirst (British, b.1965)
LOT ID: 67139
Liberty (from In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Volume I), 2002

Etching / Engraving
36.02 х 27.95 in. (91.49 x 70.99 cm.)
Signed, in pencil, recto
Edition from the edition of 68
Lot description
Damien Hirst's spin art works as well as the portfolio's title were inspired by long exposure photographs of the night sky. This print comes from the artist's second print portfolio and one of his first forays into the medium of engraving. This print is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

As the celebrated bad-boy artist of our time, Contemporary British artist Damien Hirst’s (b.1965) œuvre is at once abstract, conceptual, romantic, baroque and minimal. Hirst carries on the legacy of Warhol with sensation-seeking, factory-made work that is as much about marketing as it is about content. Hirst's work has generated enormous controversy, in part for its morbidity and fascination with medicine, which is evident in several of his series: the encased dead animals in various states of preservation, the incorporation of butterfly wings into stained glass-like images, cabinets filled with pharmaceuticals, and diamond-encrusted skulls. Hirst, winner of the 1995 prestigious Tate Gallery Turner Prize, has been the most prominent and notorious member of the young British artists (YBAs). Hirst's work has earned him the right to exhibit in numerous venues worldwide including the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2007), the White Cube, London, UK (2008) and the National Center For Contemporary Art Moscow, Russia (2010), among others.


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Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane, AU)

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