Samuel Owen Gallery will host the opening of an exhibition of works by internationally renowned artist, Damien Hirst. The opening will take place at the gallery’s Studio Space at 583 Pacific Street, Stamford. Following the Stamford opening, the exhibition will move to Samuel Owen’s gallery location at 382 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT.
The works to be shown and offered for sale represent a range of major themes such as Spots; Psalms, The Souls and others with butterflies as the compositional elements; the works entitled For the Love of God with their glaze and diamond dust representations of a diamond encrusted skull, Mickey and Minnie. Born in 1965 in Bristol England, Damien Hirst gained wide public recognition already in 1988 for “Freeze”, a group exhibition Hirst created and curated in an abandoned warehouse with his own work and that of his student peers at Goldsmiths College in London. In 1992 Hirst was included in the Young British Artists exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, and in 1995 he received the prestigious Turner prize.
Using his art to explore the concepts of life and of death in large, controversial ways, Hirst returned many times to the unique methods and mediums he innovated in the 1990’s. Since, he has become one of the world’s most influential and successful artists with enduring power to shock and spawn public debate about contemporary art. Among the venues for 80 or so solo exhibitions are Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. His work has also been shown at Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.