Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Damien Hirst | What Goes Up Must Come Down

Damien Hirst
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Zurich, Switzerland: Parkett, 1994
30 x 30 cm
Edition of 30 (+ 15 APs) signed and numbered copies

A plexiglass container, commercial hairdryer and ping-pong ball make up this Hirst edition, produced for the 40th issue of Parkett Magazine. The ping-pong ball is kept afloat by a the air of the hairdryer.
The work is part of the ‘Mental Escapology’ series, which also featured beach balls and other items hovering in mid-air.

"Perfect control. An executive toy grown to monstrous proportions, a laboratory specimen jar houses a ping-pong ball held in suspension on the up-draft of a domestic hairdryer."
- Parkett

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