"Great art - or good art [...] stays in your mind. I don't think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different."
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Damien Hirst

We are delighted to offer you our latest Hirst acquisitions; The Currency: An Incongruous Destiny, Plaza and Raffles.

Plaza and Raffles both come from a series named 'Colour Space'. In 2018 in collaboration with HENI Editions, Hirst translated the logic of 261 paintings into the ‘Colour Space’ (H5) series of eight spot prints.

The joyful works are reminiscent of his ‘Spin Paintings’ series and rid themselves of the rigid structure of his ‘Spot Paintings’ in his pursuit of the "joy of colour”.

Plaza
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Damien Hirst
Plaza
£7,500
Raffles
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Damien Hirst
Raffles
£7,500
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Damien Hirst
The Currency: An Incongruous Destiny
£10,000
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The Currency is a collection of 10,000 NFTs that correspond with 10,000 unique spot paintings by Damien Hirst. When the project launched in July 2021, collectors were given the choice to either keep the NFT or exchange it for the physical artwork.

The physical artworks were created by hand in 2016 using enamel paint on handmade A4 paper. Each artwork is numbered, titled, stamped, and signed by the artist on the back. Additional authenticity features on the artwork paper include a watermark, a microdot and a hologram containing a portrait of the artist. On each artwork, no colour is repeated twice, and each title was generated by a computer that used machine-learning to generate titles from Hirst’s favourite song lyrics.

When the exchange period closed in July 2022, over half the collectors, 5,149, decided to keep the physical artwork and 4,851 the NFT. Unclaimed artworks, physical or digital, were then destroyed: the physical artworks were burned in furnaces during The Currency exhibition at Newport Street Gallery, London.

As a subscriber, you have first access to these works for a limited period of time and ahead of them being offered to the general public.

Damien Hirst
Damien Hirst

Meet Damien Hirst, the British artist who shattered the boundaries of contemporary art. Born in 1965, Hirst's bold and provocative works challenge our perceptions of life and death. His iconic piece "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living", featuring a preserved shark, exemplifies his fascination with mortality. With a career spanning over three decades, Hirst continues to captivate audiences worldwide with his installations, sculptures, and paintings that push the limits of creativity.

"I was taught to confront things you can't avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you're trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don't last for ever makes them beautiful."
Damien Hirst

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