5 May 2017

Is Ashley Bickerton Damien Hirst’s Bitch By Edward Lucie-Smith

One has been waiting for some time for Damien Hirst to exhibit an artist in some fashion at least resembling himself.

28 February 2017

Ashley Bickerton Solo Show Announced For Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

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.

28 February 2017

22 November 2016

Gavin Turk Both A Trickster And A Culture Hero By Edward Lucie-Smith

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

Damien Hirst’s Amazing Newport Street Gallery Wins Riba Stirling Prize 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, […]

15 September 2016

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Gavin Turk Gets Major Solo Exhibition At Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

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. […]

15 September 2016

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Gavin Turk: ‘Who What When Where How and Why’

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 […]

14 July 2016

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Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery Nominated For Riba Stirling Prize

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 […]

20 May 2016

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Jeff Koons: Showing The Love For Irony And Pseudo Philosophical Claptrap

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

Jeff Koons – The Art Of Not Quite Now By Edward Lucie-Smith

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) […]

18 May 2016

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Jeff Koons Now Exhibition Opens At Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

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 […]

9 October 2015

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Damien Hirst Reveals His Community Spirit By Opening New Public Gallery

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 […]

8 October 2015

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Damien Hirst Unveils His Own Private Museum Complete With Pharmacy Restaurant

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 […]

7 October 2015

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Damien Hirst’s Private Museum Launches With John Hoyland Solo Exhibition

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 […]

11 September 2015

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Damien Hirst: From Cynical Pharmacy To Saatchi-Style Private Gallery

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 […]

30 June 2015

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Damien Hirst: John Hoyland Exhibition To Inaugurate Newport Street Gallery In October

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 […]