Damien Hirst: The Currency - Art Plugged

Damien Hirst: The Currency
23 Sep 2022 – 30 Oct 2022
Newport Street Gallery
Newport Road
London
SE11 6AJ

Damien Hirst and HENI collaborate to present an exhibition of paintings from Hirst’s to start with NFT assortment, The Forex, opening at Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery on 23 September – 30 October 2022. The Currency was launched in July 2021 as a selection of 10,000 NFTs corresponding with 10,000 initial artworks by Damien Hirst. Collectors had been given a preference to both maintain the NFT or trade it for the actual physical artwork.

Damien Hirst with The Currency artworks, 2021.
Damien Hirst with The Forex artworks, 2021.
Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. ©
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In the course of Frieze Week, Hirst will begin the melt away by burning his personal artworks. Adhering to this celebration, the exhibition will stay open up, and artworks will continue to be burned until finally the present closes on 30 Oct 2022. Timings of burns will be publicised in progress. The Forex Chronicles, a publication outlining the local community activities of the project’s first period, will be introduced for the duration of the exhibition.

Detail of The Currency artwork showing a stamp, 2021
Depth of The Currency artwork exhibiting a stamp, 2021.
Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. ©
Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.
All rights reserved, DACS 2022.

The actual physical artworks ended up designed by hand in 2016 employing enamel paint on handmade paper. Each individual artwork is numbered, titled, stamped, and signed by the artist on the again. Added authenticity options on the artwork paper include a watermark, a microdot and a hologram that contains a portrait of the artist. On each individual artwork, no colour is repeated 2 times. The titles were generated by means of the application of equipment finding out to some of the artist’s favorite tune lyrics. Damien Hirst sights The Currency as a operate of art in which people today participate by purchasing, keeping, providing, and exchanging the artworks.

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