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Cv/VAR series 146 reviews the work of Damien Hirst (b.Bristol 1965) presented in a retrospective exhibition spanning twenty years, held at Tate Modern, April to September 2012. It explores the development of his art from the controversial animal vitrines and beautiful butterfly composites to an extensive series of spot paintings, where the artist engaged in a complex invigilation of coded systems that govern daily existence. It encounters the Fly series, in a rarely exhibited work One Thousand Years 1991, Pharmacy and For The Love of God, the celebrated diamond studded skull. With contributions by Edward Lucie-Smith, Marina Vaizey and James Cahill.
Damien Hirst: End of a Century early works are now on view at Newport Street Gallery go here >
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Damien Hirst: the Biopsy Paintings and other works
Cv/VAR series no.94 explores work by the prominent British artist Damien Hirst (b.1965 Bristol UK); his Biopsy and Fact paintings, votive pieces and installations, including Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain 2007, and the iconic diamond studded skull, presented in the major White Cube exhibition Beyond Belief held in June to July 2007.
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2012 January Work Bank March David Medalla David Hockney Lucian Freud Monumenta Anish Kapoor April Wiltshire May Damien Hirst June Being Tracey July Cumbria: A County Guide August London Festival October Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Cahill/Lucie-Smith November The Ring of Minos
2013 January Francesco Clemente James Cahill February Edward Lucie-Smith The Decline & Fall of the Avant-Garde March Kurt Schwitters Anne Blood April Robert Rauschenberg Cahill/James Chuck Close Lucie-Smith July Photography and Art Marina Vaizey/Anne Blood John Dugger October The Dance of Death Lucie-Smith December Art, Criticism & Display
2014 January Tracks 2014 July Art, Poetry and WW1 Lucie-Smith September Les Berberes et Moi Magdalena Wasiura October Liverpool Biennal Visiting Frieze Art Fair 2014 November Between Dream and Nightmare Kiefer, Polke, Richter Modern German Art Marina Vaizey December Rembrandt and Turner Edward Lucie-Smith
2015 February The Private John Singer Sargent Lucie-Smith March Leon Golub Political Painting Goya Between Two Worlds Lucie-Smith October Ai Weiwei November Through the Lens Marina Vaizey Giacometti/Auerbach December Artist & Empire Michael Craig-Martin Julia Margaret Cameron
2018 September October William Blake Tate Britain Frieze Masters London Beautiful and Determined: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters National Portrait Gallery November Nam June Paik Tate Modern Antony Gormley Royal Academy December London Review Museums and Galleries 2019
April Book of The Gallery Projects Between Artists Painted Vistas Book of the landscape Aspects of London and Oxford City Views Artists from Cv Archive: Phillip King Therese Oulton Hughie O Donoghue Anthony Caro June Redfern David Nash Eduardo Paolozzi John Latham Stuart Brisley Felicity Powell Louise Sheridan Geoff Uglow Sheila Vollmer Richard Wilson
May/June/July/August Aubrey Beardsley by Edward Lucie-Smith Seminar on The Gallery recorded at Flat Time House October 2019 audio here > CvVAR Archive Photo Works 1972-2020 Titian at the National Gallery Andy Warhol at Tate Modern Review of Tate Britain by Edward Lucie-Smith The Art World Genre: a personal view The Lives of Others Marina Vaizey
September/October Doubles by Marina Vaizey Rembrandt-Velazquez Van Gogh-Edvard Munch, Egon Schiele-Gustav Klimt, David Hockney and Francis Bacon. Artemesia Gentileschi at the National Gallery London. Lucy Skaer at Bloomberg Space. Damien Hirst: Early Works Newport Street Gallery.