6 February 2012

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Live Webcast Launches Future Generation Art Prize 2012

The Future Generation Art Prize 2012 has just been launched via an international online press conference that brought together the organisers, last year’s winner, and mentors Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Armstrong, Sir Nicholas Serota, from 4 different continents. The international prize worth £100,000 is open to any artist under the age of 35, and […]

6 February 2012

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Damien Hirst Jeff Koons Live Russian Broadcast

Future Generation Art Prize Live Press Conference Today The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize will be a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic […]

18 January 2012

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Affordable Art Fair Opens In Los Angeles

The Affordable Art Fair opens in Los Angeles 18 -22 January. The fair showcases original, contemporary artwork priced from $100 to $10,000.  It is fantastic way to expand your collection and knowledge in a comfortable setting. Until this year, the fair has been an international fixture. Now Los Angeles will get to experience the full […]

14 January 2012

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Fake Damien Hirst Spot Prints Man In Court

Jail for art dealer in fraudulent Hirst print scam Richard Silver, a part time New York art dealer, who purchased $40,000 worth of fake Damien Hirst prints in 2006 from an ebay seller, in Irvine, Calif, has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for falsifying records and appraisals  for a series of fake Damien […]

12 January 2012

Damien Hirst Spot The Difference

Gagosian opens 11 simultaneous exhibitions of Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings internationally: we review the London offering Damien Hirst has been given a hard time throughout his career, whether its David Hockney lashing out at the army of assistants working for Hirst Inc., or one of the many critics lampooning his work as lightweight one-liners.  So […]

10 January 2012

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How To Buy Damien Hirst Spot Art

International exhibition of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings to open at Gagosian, with non-millionaires being given chance to partake via host of Hirst merchandise at Other Criteria Damien Hirst has teamed up with his longtime U.S. dealer Larry Gagosian to deliver a complete exhibition of his ‘Spot’ paintings across all 11 Gagosian galleries worldwide – from […]

9 January 2012

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David Hockney Denies Damien Hirst Rebuff

Was the BBC interview with Andrew Marr misleadin? The British Artist David Hockney, 74 has denied slagging off Damien Hirst for hiring assistants to produce his works for him. In an interview with Andrew Marr in the Radio Times Hockney stated; that the practice was “a little insulting to craftsmen”. However, the Royal Academy of […]

3 January 2012

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David Hockney Lashes Out At Damien Hirst

British painter condemns Hirst’s use of assistants to create artwork: but is Hockney out of touch? David Hockney has spoken out against Damien Hirst for using a large number of assistant to create his work. This was during his first public statement since being included in the 2012 nominations for the royal Order of Merit, […]

13 December 2011

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Damien Hirst Spot Paintings To Flood The World

300 spot paintings from 1986-present are set to be exhibited simultaneously across Gagosian’s 11 galleries across the world Damien Hirst has teamed up with his longtime U.S. dealer Larry Gagosian to deliver a complete exhibition of his ‘Spot’ paintings across all 11 Gagosian galleries worldwide.  All the exhibitions, from London to Hong Kong, to Beverly […]

8 December 2011

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Damien Hirst Speaks On EU Artist Resale Rights

Artist Damien Hirst has joined other blue chip British artists in supporting the impending change to the laws on the resale of art for living artists and the estates of artists who have died less than 100 years ago. Hirst, who stands to benifit from the change in the law, more than any other UK […]

23 November 2011

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Sneak Peek Into Art Future

New Contemporaries is back at the ICA, affording visitors with a sneak preview into the art gallery of the future ‘It’s not even art! … ‘There’s nothing to understand! … It’s a hoax!’, reads a flyer for the Young Contemporaries exhibition of 1968. And, yesterday, more than half a century later, the annual showcase for […]

21 November 2011

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Tate Security Tightened For Hirst Diamond Skull

Diamond and platinum bling sculpture expected to engage public Damien Hirst’s iconic diamond-encrusted platinum skull will be exhibited in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern as part of a major retrospective of his work, which is set to open 4 April 2012. The sculpture titled, “For the Love of God” will be displayed until 24 […]

17 November 2011

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S[edition] Innovates With On Screen Art By Big Name Artists

With Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin digital artworks available from £5, S[edition] invites anyone and everyone to become art collectors This morning, Harry Blain (founder of Haunch of Venison and Blain|Southern) and Robert Norton (former CEO of Saatchi Online) launched an innovative new scheme for selling art – S[edition]; an online initiative to sell affordable digital artworks […]

8 November 2011

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Damien Hirst Is Saving Grace For Lukewarm Auction

  Buyers lack enthusiasm at first post-war and contemporary sale of the season, uncharacteristically held by Phillips De Pury Phillips De Pury hosted the first post-war and contemporary sale of the season last night, and, whilst results were by no means as disappointing as those seen at Christie’s last week, neither could the sale be […]

3 November 2011

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Damien Hirst Designs Spin Guitar For Music Charity

Hirst teams up with ‘Chili Pepper’ Flea to make limited edition £50k Bass Damien Hirst has again teamed up with the California based band “Red Hot Chili Pepper’s” to create an original work of art. This time the focus is on Flea the bands bassist. Hirst has generously designed a limited edition bass guitar which […]

27 October 2011

Affordable Art Fair Moves North

  From Battersea to Hampstead AAF proves art has mass appeal   Last night, the Affordable Art Fair broke into new London territory with the opening of its first ever fair on Hampstead Heath. This new fair – the fourth in the UK, and set to run from 27th to the 30th October – brings together 90 […]

23 October 2011

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Damien Hirst Turns His Hand To Graphic Design

Is Damien Hirst a better designer than artist? Artist Damien Hirst’s latest venture into the world of graphic design finds his thinly spread, although highly sought after signature on a new, limited edition Brandy label and gift box. The work was created for friend, Alice Tempereley, whose family have been making Cider Brandy for 25 […]

13 August 2011

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Hirst Spots vs Warhol Eggs

  Were Warhol’s Eggs The Inspiration Behind Damien Hirst’s Spots? Andy Warhol’s pioneering Pop Art defined a generation and a culture, distinguishing him as one of the most influential, creative and prolific artists of the 20th century. Hirst on the other hand assimilated this knowledge and was driven to follow in an almost parallel career. […]

5 August 2011

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Damien Hirst A Case Of Spots

New Simultaneous Exhibition For February Announced Damien Hirst and Larry Gagosian have announced a simultaneous exhibition celebrating his spot paintings to be held at all of the Gagosian Galleries in February 2012. Over three hundred works from this iconic series consisting of multi-coloured spots, will be shown throughout the global network of high profile Gagosian […]

18 July 2011

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White Cube Gallery To Launch In China

White Cube The London Gallery owned by Jay Joppling  is to launch a new branch in China next year. The space will be located in Hong Kong. This follows Gagosian Gallery’s decision to open in Hong Kong in January 2011 and Art Basel’s takeover of the Hong Kong International Art Fair. The city continues to […]

6 July 2011

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Damien Hirst Exhibition Opens In Leeds

New Show Reconstructs Pharmacy Restaurant in Noting Hill Gate A major free public exhibition of the work of Damien Hirst is set to open on 15 July in in the artists hometown Leeds.The event traces the development of the artist, whose career started at the Leeds College of Art and Design and took off in […]

29 June 2011

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Goldsmiths Undergraduate Degree Show Review

Exhibition takes to the walls, floors and ceilings at Goldsmiths As expected from a new generation of young, gifted artists trying to edge their way into an already tightly-knit, closed shop art world, this was a show full of hits and misses. Spread over three buildings (Richard Hoggart, Ben Pimlott and Studio B) and a […]

17 June 2011

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Michael Landy Launches New Art On The Underground

YBA Artist defines what kindness is and how we respond to it YBA Artist Michael Landy, the man who brought us “Breakdown” 2001, the destruction of all of his worldly possessions in an abandoned department store and the well received “Art Bin” 2010 where other artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin could dispose of […]

10 June 2011

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Art Car Boot Fair A Collectors Dream Come True

Where else can you buy an original Damien Hirst for £300 or a Tracey Emin at a knock down price? The Art Car Boot Fair was an idea that grew out of previous events such as Joshua Compston’s ‘Fete Worse than Death’ and Gavin Turk’s ‘Livestock Market’ and Articultural Shows’ that blazed a trail in […]

7 June 2011

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Sotheby’s Goes Pop Contemporary Evening Sale Rocks Out

Andy Warhol’s  portrait of Blondie star Debbie Harry goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s and is expected to fetch up to $8.8 million (£5.5 million) when auctioned on 11 June. The star a close friend and muse of the artist ,who had her biggest hit, Heart of Glass in 1980 was immortalized  by Warhol in […]

5 June 2011

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Artist Sarah Morris Sued For Plagiarism

Sarah Morris an American artist who lives part of the year in Britain, exhibits with the White Cube gallery in London and is represented in the Tate Modern’s collection has been accused of plagiarism. The multimillion-pound claim was formed in a group action by six international Origami artists . They have stated that Morris has […]

1 June 2011

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Opens

Summer Exhibition 2011:  7 June – 15 August 2011 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011 opened today to the press and tonight will see the launch of its annual fundraising Gala. With less than four days to go until the event opens it’s doors to the public, here is a snapshot of what you can […]

20 May 2011

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Tracey Emin Does It At The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is no longer a YBA. At 47 years old she has reached a mid-career juncture. This is a make it or break it time in a successful artists life. Has she done it? This critic says yes! I entered the exhibition ready to dismiss Emin’s work,as a whole, but it still holds water. […]

17 May 2011

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Tracey Emin’s Mid-Career Crisis The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is a 47-year-old artist who has reached a mid-career crisis.  Speaking at the press view of clearly the most crucial UK exhibition of her career she exuded, “There’s no money, the country is bankrupt so the arts is going to be bottom of the list on everyone’s agenda except that the Tories have […]

13 April 2011

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Beck’s Art Crawl Hits Shoreditch Free Beer

Beck’s the brewers of excellent beer is sponsoring an Art related pub-crawl to celebrate their commitment to art and design. Well known artists have participated over the years by submitting designs for labels and glasses to the company. Big names like Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Richard Long Gilbert & George to name but a few […]

18 March 2011

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Hirst, Gormley, Riley and Hockney Donate Millions to Kettle’s Yard appeal

Kettle’s Yard the ever evolving contemporary art gallery in Cambridge is holding a multi-million pound selling exhibition. Seminal works donated by leading British Artists, Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, David Hockney, Michael Craig-Martin, David Nash, Sir Anthony Caro, and Maggi Hambling will go on sale from tomorrow.The proceeds of the sale will go towards […]

3 March 2011

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Damien Hirst Survey Tate Modern 2012

Tate Modern have announced the first substantial survey of the work of Damien Hirst which will run from 5 April – 9 September 2012. This is hardly a retrospective, given Hirst’s age. It will instead cover in-depth two decades of the artist’s output. The exhibition will highlight works including many of his most iconic pieces […]