Fondazione Prada is pleased to support the English artist Damien Hirst in his new charity campaign in support of Save The Children’s education program in Italy. With the aim of raising funds for the Save the Children project “Let’s rewrite the future”, Damien Hirst has created four new limited edition prints, which will be available from today 15 September 2020 starting at 4 pm.
The project aims to help Italian children from disadvantaged backgrounds and affected by the closure of schools during the COVID-19 crisis. The works titled Fruitful and Forever feature vibrant abstract details from paintings from Hirst Cherry Blossoms’ new series. This series of canvases depicting trees in full bloom is inspired by the works of Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and the pointillist innovations of Georges Seurat.
The two new prints produced in limited edition closely show some details of the larger canvases such as the dense layers of vivid color and paint. It is possible to purchase the prints through the HENI Leviathan online platform from 4 pm on Tuesday 15 September until midnight on Sunday 27 September 2020. The number of prints made will correspond to the quantity of requests received in this period. Each image is available in two formats (39 x 39 cm and 78 x 78 cm) at a cost of 400 euros and 1,200 euros respectively. To purchase the prints, visit leviathan.heni.com.
As Damien Hirst stated, “COVID-19 has been devastating for many people and families around the world and the period of forced isolation has proved very difficult, especially for children who have been prevented from attending school. I wanted to find a way to raise funds to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been particularly affected by the closure of schools and the support they provide. I am happy to collaborate with Fondazione Prada in the launch of these new works to support the splendid work that Save the Children is carrying out in Italy, giving free access to education and opportunities to thousands of children in difficulty “.