Damien Hirst - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    The Paragon Press 2001-2006 pp. 88-97

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Throw it around; Twist & Shout; IN THE GROOVE; Revolution; Twisted insobriety; The Twist; spinning around; Spin spin sugar; Helter Skelter; Windmills of my mind; How to disappear completely; Catherine Wheel; Vortex; and Follow my leader

  • Artist Biography

    Damien Hirst

    British • 1965

    There is no other contemporary artist as maverick to the art market as Damien Hirst. Foremost among the Young British Artists (YBAs), a group of provocative artists who graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in the late 1980s, Hirst ascended to stardom by making objects that shocked and appalled, and that possessed conceptual depth in both profound and prankish ways.

    Regarded as Britain's most notorious living artist, Hirst has studded human skulls in diamonds and submerged sharks, sheep and other dead animals in custom vitrines of formaldehyde. In tandem with Cheyenne Westphal, now Chairman of Phillips, Hirst controversially staged an entire exhibition directly for auction with 2008's "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," which collectively totalled £111 million ($198 million).

    Hirst remains genre-defying and creates everything from sculpture, prints, works on paper and paintings to installation and objects. Another of his most celebrated series, the 'Pill Cabinets' present rows of intricate pills, cast individually in metal, plaster and resin, in sterilized glass and steel containers; Phillips New York showed the largest of these pieces ever exhibited in the United States, The Void, 2000, in May 2017.

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In a spin, the action of the world on things, Volume II

The complete set of 14 etchings in colours, on Hahnemühle paper, with full margins, with the accompanying photograph of the night sky and original portfolio with a unique spin painting in household paint and screenprinted on the cover.
etchings, all I. various sizes, all S. 112 x 91.5 cm (44 x 36 in.) one horizontal
painted portfolio 117.5 x 95.5 cm (46 1/4 x 37 5/8 in.)

All etchings signed in pencil (In The Groove signed twice), the photograph signed with black ink, from the edition of 68 (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by The Paragon Press, London, all framed, lacking the numbered colophon.

£20,000 - 30,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £35,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 19 January 2017