Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Oh God man - Damien Hirst


Feinin - Spin paintings - Damien Hirst

Yuh tink it soft, Let meh cuss, I jinx all day wit this, is he and he love of money cause meh plenty pain. But I get him..It looking real eh. Ah make two.

I encountered many distractions over Damien Hirst’s Feinin. Many strange things happened while I was producing it. At the last stage as I was taking down the tent before the spin paintings were to be photographed, one of the spot lamps shattered.

I wonder what energy is behind these similar studies, It disrupted my concentration.. If only I knew the danger, God never intended man to be so vain. Both works have been destroyed.


You never know what other uses a spin painting could bring before I go shopping.


I drove to the grocer and asked the bag boy if I could take a picture of him pointing at the tyre....he said, "dat is small change'" and gave me back a dollar from the three I gave him

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This post prompted me to find out about Damien Hirst and spin painting. You mentioned love of money and I read in the Wikipedia entry that he is "reputed to be the richest living artist to date." Isn't it sometimes just luck when an artist becomes really rich before his/her death?...like if he/she has the right connections, or happens to be producing something that is in demand on the market. I've seen some magnificent pieces done by largely self-taught wood sculptors and metal-workers in the Caribbean (thinking of Cuba and Haiti here) and their names never gain any prominence so I am assuming that they are not becoming rich and famous from their art. I am biased towards shy gems, like the wildflowers, that seldom get much publicity beyond the the little pockets in which they flourish. Even if I had the money to do so, I would not purchase a work of art simply because it has a famous name attached to it. I saw once this wooden lion that a man had carved for his wife. It was not for sale but I loved it so much that I think about it even to this day. What did I like it so much?...Because I thought I could feel the part of himself that the man had put into carving the gift for his wife. I would have bought it just for that. Now what's this with you and the devil? Is he the daemon of genius or destruction? How can you tell the difference?
-WAPnin

anton said...

hey man i am an avid fan of ur work for years....i really like that things are local and recognisable...i just wonderin or rather i am invitin u to do something for the queen at the new centre. u see i have had the pleasure to work there and i feel ur presence. every tom dick harry and they chilren comin inside easy easy...one man even had his time on stage with a prop ....thr general public have been empowered and so i ask u to imortalizt this moment!!! there is no security there come in the evening before the queen arives on thursday

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