Wheel Within a Wheel
Edition of 68
Sheet size: 91.5 x 71 cm (36 x 28 in)
Signed by the artist on the front, numbered on the reverse
Published in 2002
In 2002 Damien Hirst created In a spin: the Action of the World on Things, Volume 1, a portfolio of etchings taking his concept of spin drawings and paintings into the print medium. The complex and lengthy process was characterised 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 speed. Working closely with the printers, Hirst set colour guidelines then made a final selection of etchings, offering a customised portfolio of work that had stretched the etching medium to its limits.