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Special exhibition of Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms will be held at The National Art Center, Tokyo from 2nd March to 23rd May, 2022 organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.


In his over 30-year career, the pre-eminent British contemporary artist Damien Hirst has explored a variety of themes including art, religion, science, and life and death, employing a wide range of media, such as painting, sculpture, and installation. In his latest series of paintings, Cherry Blossoms, Hirst offers his own unique interpretation of Western painting from Post-Impressionism to Action painting, creating a group of brilliantly colored, dynamic landscapes. The landscapes, the largest of which were executed on huge canvases with a height of over five meters and a length of seven meters, transport us into a fantastical world as we stand beneath the row of cherry trees in fleeting and vibrant bloom.

In 2021, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented this series for the first time internationally, and received great acclaim. It is interesting to note that the exhibition, Hirst’s first major solo show in Japan, will be held at the National Art Center, Tokyo, as the institution is surrounded by cherry trees, which attract a host of visitors every spring when the trees are in bloom. Hirst has specially selected 24 large-scale paintings from the series of 107 canvases for one of the Center’s galleries.

Damien Hirst “Cherry Blossoms”
Date: 2nd March – 23rd May, 2022
Closed on Tuesday (except for May 3rd)
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Friday and Saturday till 20:00)
Place: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Co-organized by Nikkei Inc.
Tel: +81 (0)47–316–2772

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