Gagosian is pleased to present No Sense of Absolute Corruption, an exhibition by Damien Hirst.
Hirst’s art traverses extremes, from fin de siècle decadence to classical beauty, from the visceral to the conceptual. His work is always a celebration of life and derives from the exigencies of our time: death, decay, and disease—often presented within the cool formalism of the glass vitrine or the white cube. Metaphors of pharmacology, media propaganda, and the estrangement from nature are communicated through both the form and content of the work. Influences range from Francis Bacon to English punk to 1960s Op art.
In the upcoming exhibition a wide range of Hirst’s work will be presented in New York for the first time: an optical wall painting, a shifting multipaneled advertising billboard, spin paintings, and four new ambitious sculptures, all of which were created specifically for this exhibition and will be installed by the artist.
An accompanying catalogue of Hirst’s work will be published by Gagosian on the occasion of this exhibition.
In the Studio: Damien Hirst’s Veil Paintings
Damien Hirst speaks about his Veil paintings with Gagosian’s Alison McDonald. “I wanted to make paintings that were a celebration,” he says, “and that revealed something and obscured something at the same time.”
Damien Hirst: Visual Candy
James Fox considers the origins of Damien Hirst’s Visual Candy paintings on the occasion of a recent exhibition of these early works in Hong Kong.
Damien Hirst: Colour Space Paintings
Blake Gopnik examines the artist’s “dot” paintings in relation to the history of representation in Western art, in which dabs of paint have served as fundamental units of depiction and markers of objective truth.
The River Café Cookbook
London’s River Café, a culinary mecca perched on a bend in the River Thames, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this milestone and the publication of her cookbook River Café London, cofounder Ruth Rogers sat down with Derek Blasberg to discuss the famed restaurant’s allure.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
Extended through August 10, 2018
Colour Space Paintings
May 4–August 10, 2018
555 West 24th Street, New York
The Veil Paintings
March 1–April 14, 2018
Extended through March 3, 2018
Visual Candy and Natural History
November 23, 2017–March 3, 2018
The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011
January 12–February 10, 2012