NEWPORT STREET GALLERY PRESENTS SHORT GROUP OF WORK FROM MURDERME COLLECTION
AS THE GAVIN TURK EXHIBITION IS EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND:
The short display of works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection of over 3,000 artworks by other artists will open on 29th March, following the extension of Gavin Turk’s show by one week (until 26th March).
The Murderme exhibition will take place from 29th March until 17th April across two of Newport Street Gallery’s six gallery spaces, whilst the rest of the venue will be closed for the change-over between “Gavin Turk: Who, What, When, Where, How & Why” and “Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria”, which is set to open on 21st April.
The interim exhibition will include a selection of around 20 works. A significant number of Hirst’s contemporaries will be represented, including Angus Fairhurst, Rachel Whiteread and Michael Landy, all of whom exhibited in the seminal student exhibition ‘Freeze’, organised by Hirst in 1988. Also featured will be works by a number of emerging artists, such as Sadie Laska and John Copeland, as well as giants of twentieth-century art, such as Richard Hamilton.
Gavin Turk’s “Who, What, When, Where, How & Why” has been extended by one week and will now be closing on 26th March 2017. Opened on 23rd November 2016, this is the first major solo exhibition of work by British artist Gavin Turk to be presented since 2002.
Newport Street Gallery is the realisation of Hirst’s long-term ambition to share his extensive collection of art with the public. In October 2016, the gallery was awarded the respected RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building of the year.
On the opening of the gallery, Hirst said: “I’ve always loved art and art deserves to be shown in great spaces, so I’ve always dreamed of having my own gallery where I can exhibit work by the artists I love. I believe art should be experienced by as many people as possible and I’ve felt guilty owning work that is stored away in boxes where no one can see it, so having a space where I can put on shows from the collection is a dream come true.”
To find out more and explore current and upcoming exhibitions, visit Newport Street Gallery’s official website.
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