Making beautiful drawings: an installation

15 January 1994 – 5 February 1994
Solo Exhibition. Bruno Brunnet Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany.

Installation view. Photograph courtesy of Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts/Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

The show was hosted by Bruno Brunnet Contemporary Fine Art whilst Hirst was living in Berlin. As part of the installation, visitors were invited to make their own ‘beautiful’ drawings for free. In a conversation with Brunnet, published in the exhibition catalogue, it was put to Hirst, “I could do that [spin drawings] with my eyes closed … where’s the art in that?” To which Hirst responded, “Exactly. That’s the point.”[1] 

The exhibition catalogue was produced in an edition of 800 and included Hirst’s sketched plans for the machine (Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, 1994).

[1] Damien Hirst and Bruno Brunnet, ‘It’s a Question of Integrity, a Question of Style’, ‘Making beautiful drawings' (Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, 1994), unpag.