30 October 2014


Damien Hirst In Orkney Jeff Koons In Norwich: Culture Moves To The Hinterlands

In an unprecedented programme bringing cutting edge art to the masses the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate have announced their schedule for the seventh year of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour. New exhibitions will go on show at 17 venues across the UK in 2015 and a further seven exhibitions already open will continue to […]

14 October 2014


Unseen Pablo Picasso Self-Portrait In London Exhibition

A self-portrait by Pablo Picasso that was created in 1901, and has not previously been exhibited in public before, will go on display in central London this week. The exhibition will include works by Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and great British painter Francis Bacon. The self-portrait by Picasso depicts the Spanish artist and sculptor at […]

13 October 2014


Giacometti And Rothko On View At £500 Million Sotheby’s Show

Alberto Giacometti’s painted bronze ‘Chariot’, which was one of six that the Swiss artist created in the 1950s, is expected to sell for more than £60 million when it goes under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in New York next month. The work of art is a sculpture of a goddess riding a chariot, […]

4 October 2014


Damien Hirst To Auction Cabinet Piece For Victim Education Programs

Deyrolle auction house in Paris is to partner with the Turner Prize winning artist Damien Hirst and online auction Paddle8 to present Damien Hirst with Deyrolle: The Cabinet of Curiosities Signification (Hope, Immortality and Death in Paris, Now and Then). Profits will be donated to Victim, a charity founded by Damien Hirst, and allocated to […]

3 October 2014


Jeff Koons Sculpture Opens The Bidding War At Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Two major sculptures by the American artist Jeff Koons will go under the hammer at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this Autumn. Both works of art belong to well know collectors. Moon (Yellow) comes to market at Sotheby’s and is owned by the Turner Prize winning artist Damien Hirst. It was part of his MurderMe collection. The […]

23 September 2014


Christie’s Multiplied Launches For Frieze Week

MULTIPLIED is the UK’s only art fair dedicated to contemporary prints and editions. The fair is in its The fifth instalment; returning to Christie’s, South Kensington this autumn. The event will be open to the public from 17-20 October, and will take place during Frieze Week, one of the most important periods in the contemporary […]

19 September 2014


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Opens At Liverpool Biennial

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries has been an integral part of Liverpool Biennial since 1999. This year 55 artists join the event which includes previous exhibitors; Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, and Mike Nelson. This year’s New Contemporaries launches at World Museum, Liverpool before touring to ICA, London. This annual national […]

19 September 2014


Turner Prize Nominee Angela Bulloch Exhibits With Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a new installation by Turner Prize nominee and renowned artist Angela Bulloch entitled ‘Cipher of L.’ will be presented at the marque’s London showroom in Berkeley Square. The work will be unveiled on Thursday 9 October 2014 and will be shown for three weeks to coincide with Frieze Art […]

16 September 2014


For The Love Of God – Art Graduate Lands Job With Damien Hirst

Graduate Sorcha Williams who studied a B-Tec in art and design at the further education college in Aberystwyth between 2004 and 2006, has landed a prestigious job as one of Damien Hirst’s art assistants. The student has since gone on to complete a masters degree in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art. “I […]

15 September 2014


Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry Exhibit For Maserati

‘Iconic’ British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Patrick Hughes have marked the opening of the new Maserati Marshall Motor Group showroom in Peterborough with an exhibition of exclusive art works. Invited guests were given the opportunity to see the exhibition of British masterpieces at a champagne reception at the brand new […]

28 August 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]