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05/06/2021 - 31/07/2021

New Work - Painting & Sculpture


Damian Hirst - Relics and Fly Paintings

I always say [my work is] about life, but I don’t know, I suppose it does dwell on the dark side.
—Damien Hirst

Gagosian presents 'Relics and Fly Paintings' by Damien Hirst, the second phase of the artist’s yearlong takeover of the Britannia Street gallery, following the inaugural exhibition of Fact Paintings and Fact Sculptures.

For this new iteration, the artist has clad the interior of the gallery in black butterfly-patterned wallpaper that reproduces the kaleidoscopic surface of his painting Valley of Death (2010). With its uniquely immersive atmosphere, the exhibition brings together a number of Hirst’s bodies of work, prompting reflections on themes of darkness and death, the past and the future.


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King's Cross 24 Britannia St, WC1X 9JD