- Damien Hirst
- Beautiful, pale blue with 2 circles in the middle like glasses, it's a lovely one, 2001
- household gloss on canvas
- Diam. 213,5 cm; 84 in.
in Damien Hirst: No sense of absolute corruption, 1996, p.28
Impressive in size, explosive in composition, psychedelic in palette, Beautiful, pale blue with 2 circles in the middle like glasses, it's a lovely one is one of the most magnetic spin-paintings ever made by Damien Hirst. The artist first tried this technique in 1992, in his Brixton studio in South London. Veritable distillations of optimism, the spin paintings contrast with the vanities and other macabre celebrations that contributed to the fame of Damien Hirst at the end of the 1980s. A contrast that is all the more captivating due to the use of the tondo format, dear to the artist, and the painting's composition which endow it with a rare vitality. Beautiful, pale blue with 2 circles in the middle like glasses, it's a lovely one thus captures the gaze and transports the spectator into a dimension where everything seems to freeze for the space of an instant. The work thus imposes itself in the series of spin-paintings like a modern mandala of meditative dimensions.