watch dials and household gloss on canvas, diameter 213,4 cm
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‘we are here for a good time, not a long time.’ – damien hirst
Renowned English artist Damien Hirst has recently completed two pieces entitled ‘Beautiful Sunflower’ and ‘Beautiful Fractional Ssunflower’ commissioned specifically for the Triennale di Milano. The Panerai paintings are made with the technique of spin painting. dozens of watch components from Florentine manufacturer Officine Panerai watches, with each time pieces assembled upon the canvas surfaces. Hirst refers to the death of kronos and the triumph of kairos by not using the hands on the watches while within these two-dimensional works, time is reduced to its circular quintessence, to its perpetual and unmeasurable motion.
Curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and Jan Van Rossem, with installation concept by spanish designer Patricia Urquiola and entitled “‘o’clock” the exhibition consists of more than 70 ‘timepieces’ that explore the concept of time in their work.
Thanks to designboom for the info.