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Damien Hirst, Death Is Irrelevant, 2000 (detail) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

Closing this Week

Damien Hirst in
Death Is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1975–2018

Through July 21, 2019
Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, New York
www.hudsonvalleymoca.org

Through a selection of figurative sculptures by artists from seventeen countries, Death Is Irrelevant looks at how artists consider their existence and how they express their present sociopolitical and personal situation. The exhibition questions whether the practice of making art is a method of self-preservation, a road to immortality; whether figurative sculpture is a form of self-reflection or represents the outward projection of ideas of the surrounding world. Work by Damien Hirst is included.

Damien Hirst, Death Is Irrelevant, 2000 (detail) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke

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Book of Beasts
The Bestiary in the Medieval World

Through August 18, 2019
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

This exhibition is inspired by The Bestiary, a popular medieval book that describes the beasts of the world with vibrant and fascinating images. With over one hundred works on display, this major loan exhibition transports visitors into the world of the medieval bestiary. Work by Damien Hirst and Walton Ford is included.

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke

Damien Hirst, The Hat Makes the Man, 2004–07, installation view, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England, June 22–September 29, 2019 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

On View

Damien Hirst in
Yorkshire Sculpture International

Through September 29, 2019
Various venues, Yorkshire, England
yorkshire-sculpture.org

Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival and features a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events, and learning programs. The festival began this year and aims to build on the growing profile of Yorkshire as a cultural destination. Seven major sculptures by Damien Hirst are included.

Damien Hirst, The Hat Makes the Man, 2004–07, installation view, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England, June 22–September 29, 2019 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada

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Atlas

Opened April 20, 2018
Fondazione Prada, Milan
www.fondazioneprada.org

The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, represents a possible mapping of the ideas and visions that have guided the creation of the collection and the collaborations with the artists  that have contributed to the activities of the foundation throughout the years. Work by Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, and Jeff Koons is included.

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. BALLISTIC., 2017 © Sterling Ruby

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Present Tense
Selections from the Lenhardt Collection

September 8–December 30, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum
www.phxart.org

Present Tense includes more than twenty paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures all drawn from the private collection of Dawn and David Lenhardt. The show places recent contemporary acquisitions by the Lenhardts in conversation with works by modern artists. Work by Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Sterling Ruby, and Andy Warhol is included.

Sterling Ruby, WIDW. BALLISTIC., 2017 © Sterling Ruby

Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, July 18–September 30, 2018 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

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Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall
Outdoor Sculptures

July 18–September 30, 2018
Houghton Hall, England
www.houghtonhall.com

An installation of sculptures by Damien Hirst are installed outdoors in the Houghton Hall gardens, featuring some of the artist’s most famous and visually arresting works such as Virgin Mother (2005–06) and Charity (2002–03).

Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, July 18–September 30, 2018 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Counterpoint
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection

July 28–September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
southamptonartscenter.org

In 1978 Peter Marino acquired an artwork from Andy Warhol. Since then, the Peter Marino Collection has grown to encompass hundreds of paintings and mixed-media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of today. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Coour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, March 25–July 15, 2018. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018. Photo: Pete Huggins

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Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall
Colour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures

March 25–July 15, 2018
Houghton Hall, UK
www.houghtonhall.com

Hirst’s Colour Space paintings, a new series that has never been shown in public before, developed from the artist’s iconic Spot Paintings. Where the Spot Paintings appear to have been painted mechanically, the Colour Space paintings are more organic in appearance and allow for evidence of the human hand. The exhibition will also include a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures installed throughout the eighteenth-century house and gardens.

Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Coour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, March 25–July 15, 2018. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018. Photo: Pete Huggins

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

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No Place Like Home

March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
en.museuberardo.pt

In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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The Classical Now

March 2–April 28, 2018
King’s College, London
www.kcl.ac.uk

The Classical Now pairs the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities. The exhibition traces the ways in which Greco-Roman art has captured and permeated modern imagination, while exploring the myriad continuities and contrasts between the ancient, modern, and contemporary, revealing the “classical” as a living and fluid tradition. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Installation view, Proof of Life, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018. Photo: Björn Behrens

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Proof of Life

May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
www.weserburg.de

Proof of Life brings together one hundred paintings, sculptures, and photographic works that investigate existential questions in a manner both palpable and profound. Work by Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Anselm Kiefer, Sterling Ruby, and Richard Serra is included.

Installation view, Proof of Life, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018. Photo: Björn Behrens

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011 © Urs Fischer. Photo by Stefan Altenburger

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Fragile State

June 17, 2017–January 7, 2018
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
pinchukartcentre.org

This exhibition’s title and theme, Fragile State, has a double meaning. It refers to a delicate moment of vulnerability both in a physical and psychological sense and, at the same time, it refers to political terminology. Work by Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, and Damien Hirst will be included.

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011 © Urs Fischer. Photo by Stefan Altenburger

The Diver with Divers (2015; photo by Christoph Gerigk), Calendar Stone (2013), and The Diver (2014) (left to right) in Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable. Damien Hirst, Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice, April 9–December 3, 2017. Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017

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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.
Damien Hirst

April 9–December 3, 2017
Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice
www.palazzograssi.it

Damien Hirst’s latest project has been ten years in the making. The exhibition marks the first time in the history of the Pinault Collection that the two Venetian venues are dedicated to a single artist. It is also the first major solo exhibition dedicated to Hirst in Italy since the 2004 retrospective at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.

The Diver with Divers (2015; photo by Christoph Gerigk), Calendar Stone (2013), and The Diver (2014) (left to right) in Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable. Damien Hirst, Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice, April 9–December 3, 2017. Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017

Michael Craig-Martin, Tulips (after Mapplethorpe), 2016

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Turkish Tulips

July 29–November 5, 2017
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, England
www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

The familiar tulip becomes unfamiliar as its role in history chronicles a greater play. This exhibition brings together works by thirty artists to explore the relationship between Europe and the Middle East. It is a story about migration and about how much is owed to the
East—a land steeped in culture, mathematics, science, and philosophy. This is also a romantic story set
in seventeenth-century Europe,
a fable about social inequality and extravagance. Work by Michael Craig-Martin and Damien Hirst is included.

Michael Craig-Martin, Tulips (after Mapplethorpe), 2016

Damien Hirst, With Dead Head, 1991. Photo by Bernhard Strauss

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Gutes Sterben–Falscher Tod

May 27–September 24, 2017
Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
www.freiburg.de

Artists often engage with the topic of death within the scope of their work. The exhibited works variously reveal a revulsion toward and a fascination with death, the tendency to gloss over it all, and the desire to get “up close and personal” with death—the last in the form of a decaying body. Work by Damien Hirst and Taryn Simon is included.

Damien Hirst, With Dead Head, 1991. Photo by Bernhard Strauss