Damien Hirst: The Secrets

The Secrets by Damien Hirst consist of a series of eight unique prints that depict thriving, flourishing gardens based on works from his latest series, The Secret Gardens Paintings.

Damien Hirst The Secrets - Tolerance
credit: HENI Editions - Damien Hirst

Rendered in a rich and diverse palette, these works capture lush landscapes, populated by seemingly endless species of flowers. They mark a natural evolution in Hirst’s own practice, and his long engagement with the tension between realism and abstraction.

Prints of The Secrets are available for purchase for a limited drop window (25/01 – 05/02) and the series is on display at the HENI Gallery in London (W1F 0LB) for the duration of the drop. 

“I love gardens and how they make time stand still and how you can get lost in them, but I love it more when they run wild and develop a mindlessness of their own”, said Damien Hirst.

The interrelation between humanity and the environment is an important theme throughout the series. According to Hirst, he wants the works “to feel like the hope and futility we get when we try to control nature.”

The Secret Gardens Paintings were first unveiled at Frieze London in 2023, a selection of which will go on view at Château La Coste from 2 March – 23 June 2024 for a major exhibition of Hirst’s sculptures and paintings, titled The Light That Shines.

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, England, and lives and works in London, Devon, and Gloucestershire, England.

Collections include the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy; Museum Brandhorst, Munich; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; Tate, London; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago; The Broad, Los Angeles; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. Hirst received the Turner Prize in 1995.