Sunday 19 August 2018

Damien Hirst finds perfect spot for new paintings at Houghton Hall

The new works are on show at Houghton Hall in Norfolk.

Damien Hirst exhibition at Houghton Hall
Damien Hirst exhibition at Houghton Hall

By Sherna Noah, Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Damien Hirst has unveiled 46 new paintings – a development on his spot works.

The artist, famous for his pickled shark, rotting cow’s head and diamond-encrusted skull, made his first Spot Painting in 1986.

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Damien Hirst exhibition at Houghton Hall

His new works are on show at the State Rooms in lavish mansion Houghton Hall, in Norfolk.

The exhibition also features 15 large bronze sculptures.

Works on show at Houghton Hall also include two kinetic ball pieces from 2000 and Dog With Bone from last year.

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Damien Hirst exhibition at Houghton Hall

A new series of scaled-up pipe cleaner animals will also be on show.

Houghton Hall was built by Sir Robert Walpole in around 1722.

Damien Hirst At Houghton Hall: Colour Space Paintings And Outdoor Sculptures opens on Sunday.

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