Tokyo: National Art Center

First major solo exhibition by Hirst in Japan

Until May 23, the National Art Center in Tokyo presents the exhibition Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms. It features 24 large-scale paintings from the artist's eponymous series depicting a group of colorful, dynamic landscapes.

April 14, 2022

In 2021, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain presented the latest series of paintings by British artist Damien Hirst for the first time internationally. The series of works, entitled Cherry Blossoms, earned great acclaim and is currently on display at the National Art Center in Tokyo. For Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms, Hirst's first major solo exhibition in Japan, the artist himself has selected 24 large-scale paintings from the series of 107 canvases. On view until May 23, 2022, interested visitors will have the opportunity to see how Hirst interprets Western painting from Post-Impressionism to Action Painting in his own unique way, creating a group of colorful, dynamic landscapes.

For the sculptor, painter and conceptual artist, who has been making abstract paintings on and off since the late 1980s, this series is a major achievement in terms of his use of color and pictorial space. The landscapes transport viewers into a fantastical world where they feel as if they are standing under a row of cherry trees in vibrant bloom. »The Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They’re extreme—there’s something almost tacky about them. Like Jackson Pollock twisted by love. They’re decorative but taken from nature. They’re about desire and how we process the things around us and what we turn them into, but also about the insane visual transience of beauty—a tree in full crazy blossom against a clear sky. [...]« Hirst is quoted as saying on the National Art Center's website.Art.Salon

Auction results of the works of Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst - Happy Christmas (Skull)
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Prints & Multiples OnlineDavid Shrigley & Co at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 700 - 900 GBP
Realised: 1.020 GBP
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Damien Hirst - The Skull Beneath the Skin
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Prints & Multiples OnlineDavid Shrigley & Co at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 6.500 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 8.925 GBP
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Damien Hirst - Suiko, from \'The Empresses\'
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Prints & Multiples OnlineDavid Shrigley & Co at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 3.500 - 5.500 GBP
Realised: not available
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Damien Hirst - Forever (Small)
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Prints & Multiples OnlineDavid Shrigley & Co at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: not available
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Damien Hirst - Justice, from \'The Virtues\'
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Prints & Multiples OnlineDavid Shrigley & Co at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: 14.025 GBP
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Damien Hirst - Control, from \'The Virtues\'
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Prints & Multiples OnlineDavid Shrigley & Co at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: 16.575 GBP
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Damien Hirst - For the love of God (Lenticular)
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The Astute EyeContemporary Art from a Private London Collector Online
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 1.800 - 2.500 GBP
Realised: 2.805 GBP
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Damien Hirst - Gold Cat From Egypt
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session
November 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 USD
Realised: 27.720 USD
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Damien Hirst - beautiful, red, edgy, ejaculating, pooh, comet, purple, spunk painting
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session
November 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 USD
Realised: 365.400 USD
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Damien Hirst - Earth, from The Elements (H6-6)
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Wired: Online Auction
November 2022
Phillips, Online Auction
Est.: 7.000 - 10.000 GBP
Realised: 8.190 GBP
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