Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms – The documentary film

In sneakers and covered in paint, Hirst opens the doors to his light-flooded London studio on the Thames to the sounds of rock music. Filmed over the course of a year, these rare images offer an immersion into the heart of Hirst’s creative process, providing keys for understanding his work.

Exhibition in Paris

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The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is proud to unveil Cherry Blossoms, Damien Hirst’s remarkable new series of paintings.

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Well-developed taste culture has always had a problem with Damien Hirst. However, he plays in a completely different league and actually remains true to himself with the "Cherry Blossoms". They, too, create a shock. Because these paintings are - beautiful; simply beautiful art.

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Two films produced by the Fondation Cartier at the New York Film Festival

The Fondation Cartier is pleased to announce the exceptional presentation of “Nature”, the latest film by legendary Armenian filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian, and the world premiere of “2 Pasolini”, the new film by Romanian filmmaker Andrei Ujică, at the 59th New York Film Festival.

👉 Discover or rediscover the online project “Encounter with Artavazd Pelechian”, exploring the filmmaker’s history through rare documents, historical photos and a number of contributions by major figures from the art and film worlds.

Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms

Published for the exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris (presented from July 6, 2021 to January 2, 2022), this book brings together all of the Cherry Blossoms through 250 color reproductions and numerous details, 18 foldouts, and contributions from Emanuele Coccia, Philippe Costamagna, Michio Hayashi, and Gilda Williams. An anthology of texts collected by Alberto Manguel offers a literary exploration of the theme of cherries and cherry blossoms. This catalogue raisonné of the series is an ode to painting, an immersion in this extraordinary work.

Exhibition in Tokyo

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The 6 posters created for the exhibition Damien Hirst, "Cherry Blossoms" are only available at the Fondation Cartier’s bookshop (8€ each, 2 posters per visitor).