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Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria (Signed)
Hardback 2017
140pp
315 x 240 mm (13 x 10 inches)
Foreword by Hugh Allan
Essays by Paul Theroux, Nicola Trezzi, Roddy Bogawa/Ashley Bickerton
Published by Other Criteria

Bali-based artist Ashley Bickerton (born 1959) rose to prominence in the early 1980s as part of New York’s East Village art scene with his vibrant abstract works critiquing consumer culture and the commodification of the art object. Alongside Jeff Koons, Meyer Vaisman and Peter Halley, Bickerton pioneered what was called the “Neo-Geo” movement with his unconventional paintings devoid of Expressionist brushstrokes. Featuring works that span the duration of Bickerton’s career thus far, from the earlier consumerist works up to the recent tropically-colored mixed-media paintings of exotic, erotic fantasies and nightmares, Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria draws from works in Damien Hirst’s Murderme collection. This fully illustrated book offers a thorough survey of the artist’s diverse body of work and includes essays by novelist Paul Theroux and art critic Nicola Trezzi, as well as a conversation between Bickerton and the filmmaker Roddy Bogawa.

Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Apocalyptic at Newport Street Gallery, London
21 April – 20 August 2017

Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection

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Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection

2012
208pp
305 x 225 mm (12 x 9 inches)
Hardback
100 colour illustrations
Essay and an interview with the artist by curator Elena Geuna
Essay by Mario Codognato
Published by Other Criteria and Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
ISBN 978-1-906967-56-7

“Hirst began his collection in the late 1980s by exchanging his own works with those of his contemporaries and artist friends. It has grown to include works by many international artists of earlier generations: not only postwar masters like Bacon and Giacometti, but also pivotal figures in the history of 20th century art, such as Richard Hamilton, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince and Kurt Schwitters. Two themes recur frequently in this selection – memento mori and the animal kingdom – and together they are capable of communicating the spirit of the entire collection, combining masterpieces of contemporary art with fascinating specimens from the natural world.

An independent curator, author, and art advisor, Geuna has contributed a perceptive essay on the scope and nature of this collection as well as a penetrating interview with Damien Hirst. Another essay by Mario Codognato (writer, and curator at Blain|Southern) explores Hirst’s dual role as artist/collector, and analyses his considerable influence, both on his contemporaries and on younger artists whose work is still developing. Accompanying stunning colour plates of all the works in the exhibition, there are also brief biographies of the artists involved.

Elena Geuna is an independent curator, author, and art advisor. Mario Codognato is a writer, and curator at Blain|Southern.

Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, accompanies the exhibition at the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin, Italy, which presents selected works from Hirst’s art collection, curated by Elena Guena. The exhibition is from 10th November 2013 until 10th March 2013. There are 51 artists in the exhibition: Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, David Bailey, Banksy, John Bellany, Nick Bibby, Ashley Bickerton, Peter Blake, Don Brown, Mat Collishaw, John Currin, Tracey Emin, Faile, Angus Fairhurst, Abigail Fallis, Paul Fryer, Alberto Giacometti, Steven Gregory, Richard Hamilton, Marcus Harvey, Rachel Howard, John Hoyland, Gary Hume, Paul Insect, John Isaacs, Michael Joo, Jonathan Kingdom, Jeff Koons, Jim Lambie, Sean Landers, Hyungkoo Lee, Sherrie Levine, Colin Lowe, Sarah Lucas, Mario Merz, Rodrigo Moynihan, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Olly and Suzi, Gabriel Orozco, Pablo Picasso, Walter Potter, Richard Prince, Kurt Schwitters, Haim Steinbach, Fred Tomaselli, Keith Tyson, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread, Cerith Wyn Evans.”

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Damien Hirst – Schizophrenogenesis

Damien Hirst – Schizophrenogenesis
Hardback, sealed in foil blister pack
295 x 220 x 40 mm
64pp, 10 gatefolds
Signed book
Limited Edition of 400
ISBN 978-1-906967-84-0
Published by Other Criteria and Paul Stolper

This signed limited edition of Damien Hirst’s publication, Schizophrenogenesis is sealed, like a pill, in a blister pack as shown. Each limited edition purchased comes with a standard edition of the book.

Predominantly based upon the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill, the works in this series were first shown at Paul Stolper Gallery in October 2014 and act as a continuation of Hirst’s life-long investigation into our almost-spiritual relationship with the rigours of science and the pharmaceutical industry.

The book includes all works in this series including ‘The Cure’; thirty silkscreen prints, each depicting a two-colour pill set against vibrant backgrounds of pop-candy colours. Also the series of corresponding sculptural works; fourteen hugely enlarged resin pills, each measuring thirty centimetres long, as well as ten smaller pills, rendered in an array of seductive, immaculate colours. Sculptures of medicine bottles, pharmaceutical boxes, ampoules, syringes, a scalpel, and drug packaging that all play with concepts of scale – the tallest measuring nearly one and a half metres. The editions continue Hirst’s exploration of contemporary belief systems; religion, love, art and medicine.

Hirst explains: “Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. They’re all designed to make you buy them… they come out of flowers, plants, things from the ground, and they make you feel good, you know, to just have a pill, to feel beauty.”

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Relics — Damien Hirst

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Relics — Damien Hirst
Published by Other Criteria

Relics constitutes the new and largest ever retrospective of Damien Hirst’s work, including both iconic, and previously unseen artworks, spanning twenty-seven years of the artists career. If you own one book on the work of this artist, this is the latest and most comprehensive.

OC10153
2014
Hardback pp172
330 x 260 mm (13 x 10 inches)
Interview with Elena Geuna

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Damien Hirst — The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986–2011

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Damien Hirst
The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986–2011

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The first and most significant documentation of Damien Hirst’s iconographic spot paintings documented in this comprehensive publication spanning the years 1986-2011. Every spot painting Hirst has produced is included in this substantial publication with over 99% of them illustrated.The Complete Spot Paintings includes essays by Museum of Modern Art curator Ann Tempkin, cultural critic Michael Bracewell and art historian Robert Pincus-Witten as well as a conversation between Damien Hirst, Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari.

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