Recreate Damien Hirst’s Spin Painting on Snapchat

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Damien Hirst candidly mentioned that his spin painting—made by squeezing paint on a spinning canvas to create swirls of colour on its surface, is a piece of art that can be recreated by just about anyone, from kids to bank managers.

The English contemporary artist has recently partnered up with Snapchat for a virtual, hassle-free process of creating our very own spin painting. Instead of traditionally superimposing features of a dog or trippy imagery onto a selfie, this lens superimposes digital paint onto a digital spinning plate in augmented reality to create something unique.

This initiative prompts the accessibility of art and will also raise money for Partners in Health, an organisation working to support vulnerable communities in developing countries during the pandemic.