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Damien Hirst (1965), Beautiful, amore, gasp, eyes going into the top of the head and fluttering painting, 1997

This work is part of Hirst’s series of Spin Paintings, which are made by pouring paint onto rotating, circular canvases. The abstract form that emerges is a random result of both the artist’s choice of colours and the centrifugal force of the rotating motor. The paintings are characterised by their long titles, which begin with the word “Beautiful” and end with “painting“.

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