Damien Hirst

The Virtues
February 4 – March 18

Press Release

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present The Virtues, an exhibition of eight new prints by Damien Hirst.

The Virtues are large colorful renderings of cherry trees in blossom. Each of the eight prints are titled after one of the Eight Virtues of Bushidō: Justice, Courage, Mercy, Politeness, Honesty, Honour, Loyalty, and Control. The surfaces comprise painterly dots and gestural brush marks found in Pointillism and Impressionism. Hirst uses delicate pinks and blues throughout the series to capture the trees in bloom. The artist relates cherry blossoms to a clock, with each season of bloom marking the passage of another year.  This exhibition is the first time The Virtues has been shown in New Mexico.

Damien Hirst, an artist and entrepreneur, is the leading figure associated with the Young British Artists, a movement which rose to fame in the 1980’s. Hirst has received many accolades throughout his career, including Tate Britain’s Turner Prize, and is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists.

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Dates: February 4–March 18, 2023
Reception: February 4, 6–8 pm
Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm or by appointment
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888, info@levygallery.com, www.levygallery.com @levygallery