THROW IT AROUND
It all started in Hoxton, East London in 1993 when curator, Joshua Compston staged a mock parish fair called “A Fête Worse than Death”. All Young British Artists where invited to perform, Gary Hume was disguised as a Mexican bandit selling tequilas, Tracey Emin did palm reading and Damien Hirst dressed in a clown costume together with Angus Fairhurst who made spin paintings using a potter’s wheel.
Later in 1995, Hirst decided to build a drawing machine with which he could start his own Spin painting works. Thes etchings belogs to the Portfolio of 14 etchings, "the Action of the World on Things, vol.II" , and it develops the artist’s concept of spin drawings and paintings into the print medium. Deliciously fresh, playful, childish, colourful and fun, the Spin etchings were all the same - one of the most complicated and daring print projects undertaken in Britain at that time.
Throw it around- Paper etching.
Edition size: 68