damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms
damien hirst: cherry blossoms

damien hirst: cherry blossoms

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  • incandescent and celebratory paintings of cherry blossoms from damien hirst, in a glorious oversize volume with 18 gatefold spreads
  • with 107 new works, cherry blossoms marks a new chapter in damien hirst’s career-long exploration of the physical relationship between artist and canvas that began with his spot paintings in 1986. hirst describes his cherry blossoms as "garish and messy and fragile”; the series signals a shift in hirst’s career away from minimalism and “the imagined mechanical painter” toward a painting that delights in the potential haphazardness of the medium, as well as the artist’s own fallibility as a creator. rich in color and striking in number, hirst’s cherry blossoms are both an appropriation and a tribute to the pictorial art of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • damien hirst (born 1965) rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the young british artists, garnering attention for his controversial site-specific pieces. a 1989 graduate of goldsmiths college, hirst was awarded the turner prize in 1995. now one of the contemporary art world’s most famous figures, hirst continues to surprise audiences with a staggering diversity of work, ranging from sculpture and painting to installation and performance art. in 2012, a retrospective of his nearly 30-year career was staged at tate modern. hirst is represented by gagosian
  • hardcover
  • 330 pages
  • 10.6 x 1.7 x 14.6 inches
  • isbn: 9782869251595