Damien Hirst Creates Paintings With Panerai Components


‘Beautiful Sunflower’ painting by Damien Hirst
Watch dials and household gloss on canvas, diameter 213,4 cm

In a collaborative effort between Italian watchmaker Officine Panerai and prominent contemporary English artist Damien Hirst, two exquisite paintings assembled with Panerai timepieces were created for an exhibition on time at the Triennale di Milano in Italy.

‘Beautiful Sunflower’ and ‘Beautiful Fractional Sunflower’ may give viewers a dizzying sensation of vertigo – no accident, given that both paintings were created by Hirst using a technique dubbed spin painting, where the artist drips paint onto the canvas before manually or electronically rotating the piece to produce kaleidoscopic whorls.


Close-up detail of ‘Beautiful Sunflower’



‘Beautiful Fractional Sunflower’ painting by Damien Hirst, 40.64cm x 40.64cm