9 April 2015
A spin painting donated by the charitable trust founded by Hirst, entitled Beautiful Terminal Velocity Through Wormholes in Summertime Painting (2008), is to be auctioned at MTV RE:DEFINE's 2015 event, curated by The Future Tense in aid of The Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary museum. The event is being held in honour of artist Michael Craig-Martin, Hirst's friend and Goldsmiths tutor.
The Staying Alive Foundation is a grassroots HIV and AIDS prevention and awareness charity, focused on empowering young people all over the world. Funds raised for Dallas Contemporary will benefit the Dallas arts community and arts education.
The exhibition is presented by the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas and the auction will take place on 10 April to coincide with the Dallas Art Fair.
Hirst's work is included alongside contributions from artists including Jeremy Deller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Julian Schnabel and Mona Hatoum.
For more information on the auction please see the RE:DEFINE website:
Damien Hirst discusses his early career and first encounters with art in a short video produced by MTV.