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The Virtues

2021

Signed Dated Titled

From the series Complete set of 8

Size

96 x 120 cm
37.80 x 47 in

Reference

4477f721

Year

2021

Medium

Paintings , Prints

Laminated giclee prints on aluminium composite panels

Each panel measures 120 x 96 cm

Each panel is hand-signed by the artist, and numbered on reverse.

Condition: 'as new', in original publisher (HENI) packaging.

Edition sizes vary from print-to-print.

Clockwise: Justice, Courage, Mercy, Politeness, Honesty, Honour, Loyalty, Control

Referencing Impressionism, Pointillism and Action Painting, the Cherry Blossoms are about the spontaneous joy of spring. Damien Hirst said “Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They’re extreme – there’s something hopeful yet hopeless about them. They’re art but taken from nature. They’re about desire and how we process love and why we need it, but also these prints are about the momentary, the insane transience of beauty – a tree in full crazy blossom against a clear blue sky. How can you argue with that? It’s been so good to make these prints, to be completely lost in colour for a while. Blossoms are optimistic and bright yet fragile, just like we are and I hope that The Virtues can remind us to always try and get the most from life."

1965 Bristol, United Kingdom

Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol and grew up in Leeds. In 1984 he moved to London, where he worked in construction before studying for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths college. During his second year he conceived and curated a group exhibition entitled ‘Freeze.’ The show is commonly acknowledged to have been the launching point not only for Hirst, but for a generation of British artists. Since the late 1980s, Hirst has used a varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death, explaining: “Art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else... there isn’t anything else.” Through his work, he investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and dissects the uncertainties at the heart of human experience.


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London, 4 Cromwell Place

Baldwin Projects is a London based art gallery specialising in Post-War and Contemporary prints, editions and works on paper. We specialise in works by leading British and American artists who rose to prominence during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and a selection of Contemporary artists from the 21st century. We are located in London (UK) and maintain a...

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