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No Love Lost, Blue Paintings

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Installation View, 2009 Oil On Canvas © c. Damien Hirst. All rights reserved,
No Love Lost, Blue Paintings

Hertford House Manchester Square
London W1U 3BN
United Kingdom
October 14th, 2009 - November 24th, 2009
Opening: October 14th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.wallacecollection.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
exhibitions@wallacecollection.org
PHONE:  
+44 (0)207 563 9500
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily from 10am - 5pm. The Wallace Collection is open to the public on Public Holidays except 24-26 of December
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The Wallace Collection is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of 25 new paintings by Damien Hirst, including two triptychs, showing in the UK for the first time.

The paintings created between 2006 and 2008, marks the artist’s return to the solitary practice of painting. Since the start of his career, Hirst has challenged what it means to be an artist. ‘No Love Lost’ bears witness to a bold new direction in his work: a series of paintings that, in the artist’s words are “deeply connected to the past.” Their exhibition at the Wallace Collection, arguably the most intimate national museum in the world, is significant. In contrast to the white walls of a contemporary gallery, Hirst has opted to present these works in a classical environment, in the context of Old Master paintings in the great European tradition. His works engage in a dramatic visual dialogue with the works of art displayed in the adjacent sumptuous rooms.

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