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Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall

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Damien Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. A series of new paintings by Damien Hirst entitled Colour Space is going to be installed in the gorgeous State Rooms of Houghton Hall. The exhibition is going to be installed between 25th March and 15th July 2018. Alongside Hirst's new work, the exhibition will also include a number of the artist's most celebrated sculptures, which will be showcased throughout the 18th century house and gardens. These will include the celebrated Virgin Mother (2005–2006) which was shown in the courtyard of the Royal Academy in 2006, and Charity (2002–2003) which was installed on Hoxton Square in 2003 and outside the Royal West of England Academy of Art in Bristol in 2011.

Three sculptures will be installed in the house. These sculptures consist of the Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain (2006) in the Entrance Hall, and two smaller sculptures from the artist’s levitation series including air blowers and table tennis balls, in the amazing Stone Hall.

What makes this occasion so much more special is the fact these new Colour Space paintings have not been displayed in public anywhere before, making you one of the first individuals to view them. What a fantastic opportunity. The exhibition will form part of the visual arts programme of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018. Tickets for this amazing exhibition will cost £18.00 per adult and are purchasable through the Houghton Hall website.

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