BOOK LAUNCH: Damien Hirst – The Complete Spot Paintings

PHOTOS: Damien Hirst’s ABC book launch at Other Criteria Ilfracombe

Thanks to all who attended our first event in our Ilfracombe store – the launch of Damien Hirst’s ABC book.

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Thanks to Rory Hancock @RoryArtwit for the photos!

Damien Hirst’s ABC book launch, Ilfracombe

LAUNCH PHOTOS: Damien Hirst’s ABC book launch, London

Thanks to all who attended our Damien Hirst ABC book launch last night. Send us your photos via our Twitter or Facebook pages.

From A is for Anatomy to Z is for Zebra, discover Damien Hirst’s paintings, sculptures, and much more on every page of this beautifully illustrated alphabet book.

Hirst’s body of work addresses the scientific, philosophical and religious issues which lie at the heart of human existence. Produced with child friendly ‘soya bean ink’, this publication is fun for all the family and acts as an introduction to Hirst’s work.

Each of the twenty-six carefully selected images span Hirst’s career, representing his iconic imagery. It is also a window into typography, each letter represents an alphabetically led font, A is for Albertus, B is for Baskerville.

When we are no longer children, we are already dead” – Constantin Brancusi

The ABC book is available to purchase here on our website.

TONIGHT: Damien Hirst’s ABC book launch – London, 6-8pm

SAVE THE DATE: Damien Hirst – ABC book launch

COMING SOON: Fiona Banner – The Vanity Press

2 August – 27 September 2013

Summerhall, Edinburgh,

Edinburgh Art Festival

In this solo exhibition Fiona Banner focuses on performance, premiering new film works and experimental publications, which deploy a pseudo-formality that is at once playful and provocative.  She shows three films – Mirror, based on a performance with actress Samantha Morton (a kind of verbal striptease), Jane’s which parodies the hubris of sculpture making and Chinook in which a Chinook helicopter performs an absurd yet beautiful aerial ballet. Banner also presents two new hand-modelled neon works and sculptural publications.

Fiona Banner, film still from Chinook, 2013

Publishing, in its broadest sense, is at the heart of Fiona Banner’s practice. In 1997 she started the imprint ‘The Vanity Press’, and has since published many books with related objects and performances. These works range from a catalogue of newspaper clippings of All the World’s Fighter Planes, to submitting her personal ISBN number to the British Library, effectively publishing herself as a book. Her publications often question the notion of authorship and copyright. For Banner, the act of publishing is itself a performative one.