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Damien Hirst and Felix Gonzales-Torres exhibition to go on display in October

16 August 2013

This is the first time that paintings from Hirst’s Visual Candy series have been presented together exclusively.

'Jolly' (1994). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

This October, Blain|Southern will bring together the work of Damien Hirst, and the late Felix Gonzalez-Torres (16 October – 30 November 2013).

The show will exhibit Hirst's 'Visual Candy Painting's with a candy spill work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres which will serve as a counterpoint to the paintings. The exhibition showcases the ways in which each artist used the signifier of candy during the early 1990s, exploring questions of pure aesthetics and identity.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, which includes an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist and an essay by Blain|Southern’s Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Mario Codognato.