Lot 101
  • 101

DAMIEN HIRST Spot Drawing No. 2

80,000 - 120,000 GBP
175,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Damien Hirst
  • Spot Drawing No. 2
  • signed and dated 90
  • coloured pencil on paper
  • Dimensions TBC


Modern Collections Ltd., London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Catalogue Note

Nicolas Serota: "When you did the first Spot Painting, did you see that as changing the world? Or changing your world?"

Damien Hirst: "Yeah, the first [Spot Painting] absolutely changed my world. I’d looked at all this stuff like conceptual art, but it was the first time I had clarity in some way. The thing that was causing me the problem in painting was colour, finding a structure where I could lay it down, be in control of it rather than it controlling me. Once I’d done that, I didn’t really have problems with colour anymore" (Damien Hirst in conversation with Sir Nicholas Serota, in: Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Damien Hirst, 2012, p. 92).