Damien Hirst – 'Sunshine (Complex Relationships Explained Simply)' Exhibition at Claridge's London

3 min read  ·  10 Aug 2021

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HENI presents Damien Hirst – Sunshine (Complex Relationships Explained Simply), at Claridge's London.

On 12 October the new Claridge’s ArtSpace in London opens with the exhibition Damien Hirst – Sunshine (Complex Relationships Explained Simply), presented by HENI. The works include a series of the artist’s brilliant pipe cleaner animals and examples of his colour chart series.

For this exhibition, as well as US Dollars and fiat currency, HENI will accept cryptocurrency as payment for the artworks. It will also be possible to purchase artworks in the exhibition using Tenders from The Currency, Hirst's first NFT collection.

From 14th October which is the start of the exchange window for The Currency series, Claridge's will serve as the exclusive location for pick-up of physical works, which up to now have been stored in a secure vault in the UK. Visitors to Sunshine can look forward to receiving digital attendance tokens, in the form of HENI HATs, which HENI will be issuing for the very first time.

"I am overjoyed to be the first artist to have a show in the new ArtSpace at Claridge’s, an unbelievable new space which has come together through all the dedication and hard work of my great friend Paddy McKillen.

In this special presentation for Frieze, presented by HENI, I am showing the 'Pipe Cleaner Animals'. They are about the fact that everyone’s an artist, they are a group of works which have never been seen together before - they are big and fun and playful and hopefully they will bring the child out in even the most grown of grown ups!

I am also excited that Claridge’s will be the location for pick-up of physical works from my first NFT series, The Currency. I love it that Claridge’s, a traditional British institution, has built this space for artists and wants to show art at the cutting edge and be open and accessible to everyone."

- Damien Hirst

Claridge’s ArtSpace
Brook Street, London, W1K 4HR
Open 10am–6pm daily
12 October – 31 December 2021.