"Throw It Around 2002 - Huge"
Limited Edition Print : Etching on Hahnem Paper
Size : 44.1x36 in | 112x91 cm
Edition : From Edition of 68REDUCEDFAVORITE
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Story / Additional InfoThrow it around belongs to the 2002 portfolio of fourteen etchings in colors 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 characterized 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 color guidelines and then made a final selection of etchings, offering a customized portfolio of work that had stretched the etching medium to its limits.
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Damien Hirst - United Kingdom
Damien Steven Hirst (; born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. He is reportedly the United Kingdom's richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. During the 1990s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in 2003 and the relationship ended. Death is a central theme in Hirst's works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved—sometimes having been dissected—in formaldehyde. The best-known of these was The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot (4.3 m) tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a clear display case. He has also made "spin paintings", created on a spinning circular surface, and "spot paintings", which are rows of randomly coloured circles created by his assistants. In September 2008, Hirst made an unprecedented move for a living artist by selling a complete show, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, at Sotheby's by auction and bypassing his long-standing galleries. The auction raised £111 million ($198 million), breaking the record for a one-artist auction as well as Hirst's own record with £10.3 million for The Golden Calf, an animal with 18-carat gold horns and hooves, preserved in formaldehyde. Listings wanted.