5 May 2017
One has been waiting for some time for Damien Hirst to exhibit an artist in some fashion at least resembling himself.
28 February 2017
The Newport Street Gallery has announced their next solo exhibition which follows Gavin Turk’s successful exhibition at Damien Hirst’s private Art Gallery. Ashley Bickerton an American artist (b.1959), will display work spanning more than three decades of his career and features almost 50 works, including both new and previously unexhibited pieces.
22 November 2016
Damien Hirst has become a major patron, in addition to being a celebrated artist. When he stages a show at his Great Newport Street Gallery, which is one of the most handsome art spaces in London, though not alas one blessed with good links to public transport, pretty well everything you see will be items that belong to him. This is the case with the aptly entitled Who What When How & Why, a solo show for his fellow YBA Gavin Turk. It’s a significant alliance in more ways than one.
9 October 2016
The Gallery remodelled from three listed Victorian industrial buildings and the building of two new ones in Vauxhall was shortlisted in the Spring and has now taken the top prize. Architects Caruso St John was also shortlisted in 2000 and 2006. The Building’s floors are connected by spiral staircases with walls made of white brick. Jane Duncan, […]
Damien Hirst first saw Gavin Turk’s work at his Royal College degree show in 1991 and began acquiring pieces in 1998. This latest show for the gallery, which follows Jeff Koons successful exhibition spans almost three decades, ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ will showcase works from throughout the artist’s career, many exhibited together for the first time. […]
Newport Street Gallery will host the first major solo exhibition of work by British artist Gavin Turk since 2002. Spanning almost three decades, ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ will showcase works from throughout the artist’s career, many exhibited together for the first time. Turk’s work focuses on the anti-hero, the recycling of art history, waste […]
The six shortlisted entries for the prestigious 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building has been announced. The buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 6 October 2016. Now in its 21st year, the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize is […]
The loads of people who know me as a boring old traditionalist (Turner Prize?! Yah boo hiss!) are always surprised when I say I actually love Jeff Koons. I really do, and enjoyed his new show, cleverly titled Now! at Damien Hirst’s gorgeously lovely wonderful awesome Newport Street Gallery. The reason being is that he […]
20 May 2016
The Jeff Koons exhibition, entitled with the single word ‘NOW’, is the latest exhibition to be presented in Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery, a series of beautiful spaces designed by architects Caruso St John. There is, in fact no nicer space for showing contemporary art now available in London. It knocks spots off (no pun intended) […]
Newport Street Gallery has unveiled ‘Now’, a solo exhibition of work by US artist Jeff Koons (b.1955), which opens to the public today, Wednesday 18th May 2016. To mark the opening of the exhibition, Newport Street Gallery will launch its new ‘Summer Lates’ opening hours, which will see the gallery remaining open until 10pm every Saturday […]
Imagine, if you will, the following scene (sepia tint optional): a young student Damien Hirst gazing wide eyed at John Hoyland’s brilliantly colourful and zingy Rothko-like abstracts at Leeds Art Gallery. One day, he thinks, I will be as great a painter as he. Fast forward a couple of decades, and Hirst hasn’t proved himself […]
The Newport Street Gallery has opened their doors today (8th October), to the public in Vauxhall, south London. The gallery is the brainchild of the mega-rich YBA artist Damien Hirst who now has a permanent space to house and display his vast art collection. Once the bad boy of the contemporary art world, Hirst seems […]
Damien Hirst’s much anticipated new private museum opens on Tomorrow with a solo exhibition of works by John Hoyland (1934–2011) – one of Britain’s leading abstract painters – will inaugurate Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery, which opens in Vauxhall, south London on 8th October 2015. The Newport Street Gallery is a free, not for profit arts center developed at a personal […]
Regular readers will know of the special reserve of bile I harbour for one Damien Hirst: the businessman peddling ‘art’ in a beyond-cynical way that would make Warhol choke on or at the very least regurgitate a little his oft quoted adage “good business is the best art”. It’s most worrying that the innumerable people […]
Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery will open its inaugural exhibition with paintings by John Hoyland, who was – ironically – the British artist who objected to the Royal Academy’s 1997 Sensation exhibition of works by Young British Artists. The new show John Hoyland: Power Stations is due to open on 8 October (until 3 April […]