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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 91cm x W 71cm
Edition size: 68
The value of Damien Hirst’s Liberty (signed) is estimated to be worth between £3,200 to £4,800. This etching from 2002 has seen a total of 3 sales at auction since its first sale on 19th April 2011. The hammer price in the last five years ranged from £2,013 in November 2019 to £2,013 in the same month. The average return to the seller during this period was £1,711, with the artwork showing an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 9%. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 68.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2019||Swann Auction Galleries - United States||Liberty - Signed Print|
|February 2013||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Liberty - Signed Print|
|April 2011||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Liberty - Signed Print|
|April 2009||Hampel Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Liberty - Signed Print|
Liberty is one of 23 etchings that make up Damien Hirst’s first volume of The Action of The World Upon Things from 2002. Stemming from Hirst’s spin drawings and paintings, this etching and others in the series transfers this concept into the print medium. The composition is based in concentric circles, overlain with painterly splatters in red, yellow and green.
To create In A Spin, The Action Of The World On Things, Hirst attached copper plates to a spin machine in his studio, drawing on them with sharp tools as the machine rotated. The use of the rotating machine is reminiscent of the optical experiments of the Dada artist Marcel Duchamp from the 1920s and ’30s. While Duchamp used motorised spinning devices to create optical illusions, Hirst instead uses a spin machine towards aesthetic and expressionistic ends.
Hirst first produced the original spin paintings in 1993 at the curator Joshua Compston’s mock parish fair, ‘A Fete Worse than Death.’ Hirst performed at this show alongside other artists like Tracey Emin and Gary Hume, disguising himself as a clown. Together with Angus Fairhurst, Hirst made spin paintings using a rotating machine, allowing visitors to participate and create their own artworks.