Damien Hirst Exhibit at Gagosian Beverly Hills

March 1 - April 14, 2018

Gagosian Beverly Hills
456 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (310) 271-9400


Gagosian Beverly Hills presents Damien Hirst’s latest series, “The Veil Paintings,” on display from March 1 through April 14, 2018.

A veil is a barrier, a curtain between two things, something that you can look at and pass through, it’s solid yet invisible and reveals and yet obscures the truth, the thing that we are searching for.
—Damien Hirst

Following “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” his highly ambitious sculpture exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in Venice last year, Hirst was drawn towards the immediacy of painting and a return to the studio. This new series takes the Visual Candy paintings of the 1990s as a point of departure and embraces color and gestural painting on a large scale. Referencing both Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, “The Veil Paintings” layer brushstrokes and bright dabs of heavy impasto, enveloping the viewer in vast fields of color.

Inspired partly by the Pointillist innovations of Georges Seurat and the post-Impressionist paintings of Pierre Bonnard, Hirst continues his examination of color and its effect on the eye in “The Veil Paintings.” While in the Spot Paintings and Medicine Cabinet series, his use of color was contained within the formality of the grid and the minimalist pharmaceutical packaging, here it is given free reign, with joyous results.

“The Veil Paintings” coincides with “Colour Space,” a solo exhibition of new paintings from 2016 and sculptures at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, England (March 25–July 15, 2018).

Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, England, and lives and works in London and Devon. Collections include The Broad, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and more. Hirst received the Turner Prize in 1995.

For further information please contact the gallery at losangeles@gagosian.com or dial (310) 271-9400.

Listing photo by Damien Hirst.

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