Contemporary Damien Hirts Painting “Heart Spin”, circa 2009, United Kingdom (TX0121)

Contemporary Damian Hirts Painting “Heart Spin”. Unique piece Signed by the artist. Very good condition. Circa 2009, United Kingdom. Largely inspired by the fragile relationship between life and death and science and art, Damien Hirst’s work encompasses sculpture, painting and drawing. “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” is one of his first and most important productions. This work depicts an Australian tiger shark suspended in formaldehyde and is one of his many works dealing with the taboo surrounding death. Hirst has noted that “The difference between art about death and death itself is that one is a celebration and the other is a boring fact.” He maintained his tradition of using animals and insects in his art and was acclaimed for his Butterfly series of paintings in which he fixed bodies of dead butterflies onto monochrome and varnish-painted canvas. Hirst was part of the Young British Artists movement along with Emin, Bulloch and Gillick and artists such as Jeff Koons and Francis Bacon were his influences. Contemporary art is the art of today, produced in the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that continue the challenging of boundaries that was already well underway in the 20th century. Diverse and eclectic, contemporary art as a whole is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform, organising principle, ideology, or “-ism”. Contemporary art is part of a cultural dialogue that concerns larger contextual frameworks such as personal and cultural identity, family, community, and nationality.


Height: 27.95 in (71 cm)Width: 27.95 in (71 cm)Depth: 1.18 in (3 cm)