Paintings from Damien Hirst’s ‘Candy Series’. Candy Spill work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1959-1996). Exhibition is called ‘Candy’. Some of these sculptures are in the form of sweets in cellophane piled up in corners to represent letting go and a refusal to take a static form/monolithic sculpture, in favour of disappearing, changing, unstable form. Blain Southern (London, Hanover Square) is the name of the gallery. This is sculpture? You’re allowed to eat the candy.
Hirst’s [b: 1965] ‘Visual Candy’ paintings were made as a direct riposte to an art critic who dismissed Hirst’s work as ‘just visual candy’.
Both the sculptures and paintings were originally produced in the early 90’s.