Global A-Go-Go (For Joe)

Global A-Go-Go (For Joe)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Intaglio, 2002
Signed Print Edition of 68
H 70cm x W 67cm

Critical Review

Global A-Go-Go is directly related to Hirst’s famed spin paintings, produced with a rotating canvas attached to a spin machine, onto which he poured paint. This series of etchings was produced with copper plates attached to the machine with the spiral lines drawn with needles, screwdrivers, and other sharp tools as they spun. The process of creating these works became a performance-like ritual that continued for numerous days.

The title of this print refers to Hirst’s friend, Joe Strummer, a member of the famous UK rock band the Clash, who died in December 2002, just over a year after releasing his album Global A-Go-Go. The circular patterns that form the basis of this series of etchings are reminiscent of grooved vinyl LPs and are indicative of Hirst’s enthusiasm for contemporary music.

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