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Extended through April 16, 2022

Damien Hirst

Forgiving and Forgetting

January 20–April 16, 2022
541 West 24th Street, New York

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Installation view Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Damien Hirst, Minnie, 2020 Pink marble, 39 ⅝ × 22 ⅞ × 22 ⅞ inches (100.5 × 58 × 58 cm), edition of 3 +2 AP© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Minnie, 2020

Pink marble, 39 ⅝ × 22 ⅞ × 22 ⅞ inches (100.5 × 58 × 58 cm), edition of 3 +2 AP
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Goofy, 2016 Pink marble, 47 ¼ × 23 ⅝ × 17 ¾ inches (120 × 60 × 45 cm), edition of 3 +2 AP© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Goofy, 2016

Pink marble, 47 ¼ × 23 ⅝ × 17 ¾ inches (120 × 60 × 45 cm), edition of 3 +2 AP
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Mickey, 2017 Carrara marble, 37 ⅝ × 23 ⅛ × 21 ⅞ inches (95.5 × 58.8 × 55.4 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Mickey, 2017

Carrara marble, 37 ⅝ × 23 ⅛ × 21 ⅞ inches (95.5 × 58.8 × 55.4 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Daisy, 2019 Carrara marble, 38 ⅝ × 22 ½ × 22 ⅛ inches (97.9 × 57 × 56 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Daisy, 2019

Carrara marble, 38 ⅝ × 22 ½ × 22 ⅛ inches (97.9 × 57 × 56 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Minnie, 2019 Carrara marble, 39 × 23 × 22 ½ inches (99.1 × 58.4 × 57.1 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Minnie, 2019

Carrara marble, 39 × 23 × 22 ½ inches (99.1 × 58.4 × 57.1 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Goofy, 2017 Carrara marble, 49 ⅝ × 19 ¾ × 24 ⅞ inches (126 × 50 × 63 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Goofy, 2017

Carrara marble, 49 ⅝ × 19 ¾ × 24 ⅞ inches (126 × 50 × 63 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Five Friends, 2018 Carrara marble, in 5 parts, Mickey: 30 ⅝ × 17 ½ × 17 ¼ inches (77.8 × 44.3 × 43.9 cm), Minnie: 31 ½ × 16 ⅝ × 17 ¼ inches (79.8 × 42.1 × 43.8 cm), Donald: 29 ¾ × 20 ⅜ × 17 ¾ inches (75.6 × 51.8 × 45.1 cm), Pluto: 30 ½ × 21 ½ × 23 inches (77.4 × 54.5 × 58.2 cm), Goofy: 49 ⅜ × 16 ¼ × 24 ½ inches (125.2 × 41.1 × 62.1 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Lucio Ghilardi/Prudence Cuming Associates

Damien Hirst, Five Friends, 2018

Carrara marble, in 5 parts, Mickey: 30 ⅝ × 17 ½ × 17 ¼ inches (77.8 × 44.3 × 43.9 cm), Minnie: 31 ½ × 16 ⅝ × 17 ¼ inches (79.8 × 42.1 × 43.8 cm), Donald: 29 ¾ × 20 ⅜ × 17 ¾ inches (75.6 × 51.8 × 45.1 cm), Pluto: 30 ½ × 21 ½ × 23 inches (77.4 × 54.5 × 58.2 cm), Goofy: 49 ⅜ × 16 ¼ × 24 ½ inches (125.2 × 41.1 × 62.1 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Lucio Ghilardi/Prudence Cuming Associates

Damien Hirst, Prayer, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Prayer, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Light, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Light, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Goodness, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Goodness, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Samaritan, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Samaritan, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Sacrament, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Sacrament, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Altar, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Altar, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Haven, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Haven, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Lord, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Lord, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 × 72 inches (274.3 × 182.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Lamb, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 72 × 48 inches (182.9 × 121.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Lamb, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 72 × 48 inches (182.9 × 121.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Heavenly, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 72 × 48 inches (182.9 × 121.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Heavenly, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 72 × 48 inches (182.9 × 121.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Father, 2020 Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 72 × 48 inches (182.9 × 121.9 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Damien Hirst, Father, 2020

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 72 × 48 inches (182.9 × 121.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

About

Gagosian is pleased to present Forgiving and Forgetting, an exhibition of sculptures and new paintings by Damien Hirst that have never before been shown in the United States. The presentation also marks the artist’s first exhibition in New York since the 2018 solo show Colour Space Paintings.

Forgiving and Forgetting includes works from Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, a project that presents sculptural relics from a fictional shipwreck off the coast of East Africa, playing fast and loose with linear time, cultural origin, and perceptions of relative status and value. Foregrounding these sculptures against an intricately woven tale of seafaring exploits, marine excavation, and laborious research, Hirst aims to invoke feelings of wonder at their meticulous physical and conceptual fabrication.

The series debuted in 2017 with a suite of Treasures—ranging from pastiches of ancient and classical busts, masks, and statues to representations of iconic Disney cartoon characters—rendered in an extraordinary array of materials, many encrusted with colorful blooms of skillfully painted barnacles, as if salvaged from the ocean floor. Forgiving and Forgetting marks an ambitious phase in Hirst’s body of work; the sculptures are carved out of pink Portuguese marble and white Carrara marble, immortalizing each figure in one of the most storied materials in Western art history.

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