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Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall (2018)

Stella Scott directs ‘Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall’ for NOWNESS.

 

The old and the new enter into compelling creative dialogue in this partnership with iconic British fashion brand Mulberry, who have supported a new exhibition by artist provocateur Damien Hirst in the historic spaces of eastern England’s Houghton Hall. Lady Rose, the 7th Marchioness of Cholmondeley, stars in and voices the film, who—with her husband the Marquess—has long supported the arts from their base of Houghton Hall. The Turner Prize-winning artist’s Colour Field paintings and pingpong ball installations riff off Houghton Hall’s historic architecture, while the lush lawns are dotted with Hirst’s statues and sculptural objects. Mulberry’s quiet stylistic subversion—under Spanish creative director Johnny Coca—has found a perfect partner in the exhibition, joining forces to breathe new life into a quintessentially British environment.