2 February 2015


Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

27 January 2015


Damien Hirst Butterfly Painting Sells For $1.6 Million At Art Stage Singapore

Art Stage Singapore, the premier art fair in Southern Asia opened its fifth edition, on January 22 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Featuring 145 galleries, 34 of which are Singapore-based, the fair has a strong foundation of Asia-based exhibitors, and states that it strives to bridge the various art epicentres across […]

16 January 2015


Damien Hirst: First Art On Another Planet – British Probe Found

Art history and science history combined today to create a genuine piece of human history. A spot painting created by ‘Young British Artist’ and one-time Enfant Terrible Damien Hirst made it into space in 2003 – a colour calibration chart destined for a scientific experiment – was a commissioned design, aboard the first British Mars […]

11 January 2015


Steve Lazarides Former Banksy Dealer To Auction 30 Works At Bonhams

Steve Lazarides, the former agent of the notorious Bristol street artist Banksy is to auction off a collection his private collection of 30 Banksy prints and two sculptures. The auction is to be auctioned as part of Founded 1793, the contemporary art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street taking place on 28 January 2015. amongst […]

11 January 2015


Artists Damien Hirst And Takashi Murakami Create Original Works For UNICEF

Renowned artists including Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Serra and Shirin Neshat have donated works through the FC Barcelona Foundation to Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and UNICEF. The ‘1 in 11’ campaign extends educational opportunities to marginalised children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal, with the goal of expanding to more countries. Hirst, […]

3 December 2014


Brit Artist Tracey Emin’s Design For Brit Awards Statuette Unveiled

Tracey Emin is the latest artist to have her design for a Brit Award unveiled, ahead of the ceremony which takes place in February 2015. The artist chose to turn the statuette of Brittania pink and adorn it with her own spidery handwriting; which reads: ‘Congratulations on your talent on your life – On everything […]

11 November 2014


Damien Hirst Unveils New Series Of Black Scalpel Cityscape Paintings

Damien Hirst has unveiled his new series of paintings in Brazil, following his universally panned exhibitions at the Wallace Collection, where he showed a group of Francis Bacon inspired skull paintings and his 2012  exhibition of ‘Parrot Pictures’ at White Cube Bermondsey. For his latest painting exhibition, Hirst has created what he describes as ‘portraits […]

4 November 2014


Neon Artist And Collector Chris Bracey Dies Aged 59

The neon artist and designer Chris Bracey has passed away in his sleep on Saturday, the artist had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Bracey’s wife Linda said that she had lost “a wonderful husband”; and that she was ‘grateful for a long and loving marriage to a warm, talented, kind and funny man who […]

31 October 2014


Damien Hirst And Yayoi Kusama Pumpkins For An Artistic Halloween

The warmest Halloween since UK records began is heating up and what better way to celebrate than to get a pumpkin and carve it! Here are a few artistic ideas to get inspired by.  ‘For the Love of God’ is a platinum skull set with high grade diamonds. It is one of Damien Hirst’s most […]

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 […]