Richard Estes: Voyages: Newport Street Gallery, London

10 September - 12 December 2021

Celebrated American artist Richard Estes to receive first major UK show at Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery this autumn Newport Street Gallery will present ‘Richard Estes: Voyages’, the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK, opening on 10 September 2021. The show, curated by Andrew Heyward, will include forty-five paintings made over the last thirty years. While Estes is best known for his paintings of New York, the London show will also feature paintings made following trips to Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica.

“I am thrilled to be able to bring Richard Estes’ first retrospective to the UK. Richard is a living icon of American painting and this will be a rare opportunity to see his mesmerising works in person”, said Damien Hirst. “I’ve loved his work since I was shown it when I was 13 by my art teacher in high school, Mr Wood. While trends and movements come and go, Richard has stayed true to his vision and singular approach to painting for more than fifty years and I find this unwavering commitment to be a true inspiration. While Richard’s much-loved paintings of New York will be central to the show, the lesser-known works made from his travels around the world are a revelation and I’m super excited to include them in his show and to be helping to give a broader understanding
of Richard’s work to a British audience.”

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated, hardbound monograph with a new text by Patterson Sims and a conversation with Richard Estes and Hans Ulrich Obrist.