28 August 2014

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Damien Hirst Announces His First Solo Exhibition In Sweden

Damien Hirst’s first solo exhibition in Sweden opens on 29 August, at McCabe Fine Art in Stockholm. Known for producing art that breaks boundaries and explores the relationships between art, science, religion, death and beauty, Hirst has developed a wide-ranging artistic practice that includes installation, sculpture, painting and drawing. In the twenty-six years since he […]

19 August 2014

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Damien Hirst Splashes Out On A £35m Regent Park Mansion

Damien Hirst the Turner Prize winning British artist has purchased one of London’s blingiest homes for a reported £34 million ($57 million). The mansion, a five story, 14 bedroom, white stuccoed building was designed by John Nash, in the Regency style of architecture. It was Commissioned in 1811 by the Prince Regent and located in […]

18 August 2014

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Damien Hirst Golden Unicorn Sculpture Makes $6m At DiCaprio Charity Gala

A sculpture of a unicorn by the Turner Prize winning artist  Damien Hirst has sold for a cool $6m, to art collector Len Blavatnik, at a charity auction in St Tropez. Golden Myth a painted bronze was the highest price lot sold to raise funds for Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation which funds wildlife conservation efforts, around […]

10 August 2014

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Damien Hirst To Open His Own Private Museum In 2015

We reported last week that the Turner Prize winning artist Damien Hirst has received planning permission to build a town in Devon, well to continue his quest for world domination, he has now announced that he will be putting his personal art collection on display in his own private museum in Lambeth, South London, in […]

31 July 2014

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Damien Hirst New Town Gets Council Approval For 750 New Homes

Who lives in a house like this? Damien Hirst has received the green light from Ilfracombe a North Devon local council to build 750 homes, a school, playgrounds, shops, offices and a health centre. The project, which is backed by the artist and known as the Southern Extension, was put forward at a special meeting […]

22 July 2014

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Damien Hirst Gives Thumbs Up To New Art Scholarship Honouring John Hoyland

The inaugural John Hoyland Scholarship has been launched at the Chelsea College of Arts in memory of the late John Hoyland, one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. It is hoped the scholarship will encourage students from less privileged backgrounds to apply for the College’s MA course in Fine Art. Applications to MA courses at the […]

17 July 2014

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Damien Hirst Demonstrates The Butterfly Effect In The Middle East

A work of art by the best known YBA artist Damien Hirst  is to be offered for sale at Sotheby’s in Doha, Qatar, on 13th October 2014. Carrying a price estimate of  $1,000,000–1,500,000 ‘Tranquility’ explores the subject of the struggle between life and death. Hirst’s butterfly works are described by the auction house as ‘a […]

13 July 2014

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Damien Hirst Demands Disputed Andrew Lamberty Mural Be Destroyed

Science Ltd, Damien Hirst’s company and authentication board are demanding the return of a wall mural that once belonged to the son of  well known patrons of the arts, Sir John and Lady Ritblat. The work of art, titled Bombay Mix, was commissioned in 1988 and is one of the earliest examples of his Spot […]

23 May 2014

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Forged Damien Hirst Pastor Gets Six Months For Spin Swindle

A self-proclaimed US pastor has been given a six month jail sentence for attempting to sell fake Damien Hirst spin art paintings. He was arrested after he tried to flog the work to an undercover policeman. Kevin Sutherland, of the Mosaic Miami Church in Florida, bought five Hirsts on ebay which also included two of […]

20 May 2014

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Damien Hirst Donates Gold Plated Mammoth In Vitrine To AIDS Charity

YBA artist Damien Hirst has donated a vitrine with a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton that has been gilded in 24 karat gold to be auctioned off at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala this week. The auction takes place at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the South of France. The amfAR gala is one […]

17 May 2014

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Massive Damien Hirst Bronze Covered With Tarpaulin After Village Complaints

A monumental bronze sculpture, by the British artist Damien Hirst, known as The Virgin Mother, has been covered up with a tarpaulin after neighbours complained that it was unfit to be erected in a conservation area. The statue, similar to  Ilfracombe’s ‘Verity’ which depicts a cut open pregnant girl was placed on the Old Westbury […]

27 April 2014

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Damien Hirst To Exhibit Dead Parrot Paintings In Austria

The YBA British artist Damien Hirst is exhibiting a series of paintings, not exactly critically acclaimed in the UK, for the first time in Austria, at The Arnulf Rainer Museum in the Frauenbad Baden. Hirst’s series “Two Weeks One Summer” will come together with selected works by Arnulf Rainer. Damien Hirst’s expressionistic and self-reflective still […]

8 April 2014

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Damien Hirst Hires Ghostwriter To Pen Autobiography

For the sake of consistency, YBA Damien Hirst who has been heavily criticised for not making his own art work, has commissioned the ghostwriter James Fox to pen his autobiography.  Set to publish, Autumn 2015 Hirst is to release a tell all tale of the British modern art world. Fox is the author of bad […]

26 February 2014

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Damien Hirst Set To Upscale Other Criteria In London And New York

Damien Hirst, the co-founded Other Criteria, the commercial leg of his publishing/retailing empire is to close their flagship shop in Bond Street. OC has been located in this up-market area for the last six years. He has asked estate agents Levy to sell the £435,000 lease, as they look for a larger retail space. Other […]

9 January 2014

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Damien Hirst Demonstrates That He’s Not Just Another Mickey Mouse Painter

A ‘Spot Painting’ of Mickey Mouse by Damien Hirst has been donated to the Kids Company charity by the artist. It will be auctioned next month at Christies. The 1829 x 1054mm canvas is expected to make up to £150,000  Other artists including Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein and Banksy have used the Disney […]

19 December 2013

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Dinos and Jake Chapman Donate Artwork To Space for Giants Elephant Charity

The Chapman Brothers have donated an original sculpture, entitled ‘My Brother Went To The Circus And All I Got Was This Lousy Souvenir’, to the Independent’s Christmas charity appeal for Space for Giants. This original ‘hellscape’ was created especially for the appeal and is in the classically striking and thought provoking Chapman Brothers style.  Described […]

30 November 2013

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Damien Hirst Exhibits His Work Alongside Picasso, Bacon and Warhol

Damien Hirst is a Turner Prize winning artist. Despite his critical notoriety (much of it negative)  he has managed to become one of the top selling artists in the world, with an estimated fortune of over £300m. He is an artist known for his installation art, paintings and sculpture. His subject matter often depicts images […]

28 November 2013

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Damien Hirst Succeeded By Philip Treacy For 2014 Brit Award Design

Designer Philip Treacy, best known for the outrageous ‘cat flap hat’ worn by Princess Beatrice at the Royal wedding has been chosen to create the trophy for the Brit Awards 2014. Having spent a quarter of a century designing hats for some of the biggest celebrities in the world like Madonna, Kate Middleton and Isabella […]

20 September 2013

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Damien Hirst Helps Tate Have Bumper Year Despite Government Cuts

The Damien Hirst exhibition has helped Tate have one of its most successful years ever in 2012-13 and has moved forward on a number of different fronts despite the challenging economic climate and government cuts. Tate’s Annual Press Conference today marked the publication of its Annual Report 2012-13 outlining the artistic, social and economic contribution […]

10 September 2013

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Damien Hirst Turns The Dark Side Into Art For Charity

Art Wars is an exhibition of Stormtrooper helmets transformed into works of art,  by artists including Damien Hirst, David Bailey Paul Fryer, Joana Vasconcelos, Yinka Shonibare, Mat Collishaw, Mr.Brainwash, Ben Eine, Antony Micallef, Oliver Clegg and Jake and Dinos Chapman. The project sees Ben Moore, founder of Art Below, team up with the Missing People […]

18 August 2013

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Damien Hirst Puts The Spin On New Babyshambles Album Sleeve

Damien Hirst has revealed his design for the latest Babyshambles album jacket. The release titled, ‘Sequel To The Prequel’ is due out in the autumn. The Turner prize winner is no stranger to Rock ‘n’ Roll, he previously designed Spin Art guitars for The Stone Roses and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and directed the […]

16 August 2013

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Damien Hirst Felix Gonzalez-Torres Candy: Two Person London Exhibition

Blain Southern is presenting together the work of Damien Hirst and the late Felix Gonzalez-Torres in a major new two-person exhibition. The show will place Hirst’s Visual Candy paintings — created between 1993 and 1995 — in direct dialogue with Gonzalez-Torres’ work, made up of various coloured candies. Gonzalez-Torres created his candy spills between 1990 […]

10 August 2013

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Damien Hirst To Mount First Retrospective Exhibition In Middle East

A comprehensive exhibition of  work by the YBA artist Damien Hirst is set to open in Doha in October. It will include both the more obvious, and previously unseen artworks. Explaining, ‘art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else there isn’t anything else,’ Hirst’s work  investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and […]

3 August 2013

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Schoony Returns To London For Kick Ass Art Exhibition

Tonight, The special effects designer turned artist known as Schoony returned to London to unveil his latest body of work at the Ivy Club. The show titled ‘If I stand on my toes’ spans across the top floor of this popular West End club and runs from the 7th – 17th August. It includes his […]

31 July 2013

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Damien Hirst Gets Pickled In Formaldehyde For National Portrait Gallery Exhibition

Damien Hirst will feature in a central display of artwork by Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in September. A major newly painted portrait of the contemporary artist shows him sitting in a chair with a gas mask on his lap, in a composition which references Francis Bacon and plonks him inside one his […]

11 June 2013

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Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery Serves Up Street Art In Damien Hirst Restaurant

The Cock ‘n’ Bull gallery and Street Art London will host a major collaboration between world-renowned street artists RUN and Dscreet. ‘A Foot in the Door’: RUN and Dscreet will juxtapose wall paintings with drawings, painting and sculpture, leading the viewer to reassess the role of environment and context in contemporary art. All of this […]

7 June 2013

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Damien Hirst Supports World’s Biggest British Art Everywhere Exhibition

The UK will become the world’s largest art gallery when a unique exhibition, Art Everywhere, will transform thousands of poster sites and billboards into iconic artworks from the national collection, to be launched on 8 August 2013. Art Everywhere is a collaborative project between Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks, the Art Fund, Tate, and […]

26 May 2013

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Art Car Boot Fair Celebrates Ten Years Of Stalling Out In Brick Lane

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is gearing up to be another unmissable event, on Sunday 9th June. Now in its 10th year it will be featuring over 70 renowned artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Emin International, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Bob & Roberta Smith, Pam Hogg, Pure Evil, Marcus Harvey, Billy Childish, […]

22 March 2013

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Loughran Gallery Launches Pop up Gallery in Shoreditch

The Loughran Gallery will open its doors on April 4th until April 7th exhibiting contemporary and urban artwork from around the world. The concept of the pop up as with all Loughran Gallery instillations, is to offer the public the chance to view and purchase art. Attracting a cross section of artwork including the works Proctolin […]

18 March 2013

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Richard Patterson Solo Survey Exhibition Announced For Spring

Richard Patterson is one of the YBAs (Young British Artists)  to emerge in the late 1980s, and a participant in both the Freeze and Sensation exhibitions which helped to define a generation, Patterson’s work has only been seen occasionally in the UK since his move to the US, and this survey exhibition gives a welcome […]

4 March 2013

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Damien Hirst And Marc Quinn Featured In New Ukrainian Exhibition

A new exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre  in Kiev is highlighting the work of YBA artist’s Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn. The exhibition brings together pieces which evoke, express and unveil emotions dealing with technology as a subject or a tool. The show offers a view on artistic practices focusing on the one hand on how […]

23 February 2013

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Damien Hirst Creates Original Lithographic Print For Comic Relief

Damien Hirst has donated 50 specially made signed, limited edition lithographs to comic relief. They depict his   famous diamond-encrusted skull, complete with a red nose. This is all in aid of the charity Comic Relief and it is hoped that it will raise over £125,000 in proceeds. The print titled “For The Love of Comic […]