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Damien Hirst: The Currency – Art Plugged

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Damien Hirst: The Currency - Art Plugged

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

Damien Hirst and HENI collaborate to existing an exhibition of paintings from Hirst’s 1st NFT selection, The Currency, opening at Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery on 23 September – 30 October 2022. The Currency was introduced in July 2021 as a assortment of 10,000 NFTs corresponding with 10,000 initial artworks by Damien Hirst. Collectors have been presented a selection to both hold 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. ©
Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022.

Through Frieze Week, Hirst will commence the burn off by burning his own artworks. Next this party, the exhibition will keep on being open up, and artworks will carry on to be burned until eventually the exhibit closes on 30 October 2022. Timings of burns will be publicised in progress. The Forex Chronicles, a publication outlining the community activities of the project’s very first period, will be launched for the duration of the exhibition.

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

The physical artworks had been established by hand in 2016 applying enamel paint on handmade paper. Each and every artwork is numbered, titled, stamped, and signed by the artist on the again. Added authenticity options on the artwork paper incorporate a watermark, a microdot and a hologram containing a portrait of the artist. On each individual artwork, no color is repeated two times. The titles were generated by means of the application of equipment finding out to some of the artist’s favorite song lyrics. Damien Hirst sights The Currency as a perform of art in which people take part by shopping for, holding, selling, and exchanging the artworks.



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