10 August 2013


Damien Hirst To Mount First Retrospective Exhibition In Middle East

A comprehensive exhibition of  work by the YBA artist Damien Hirst is set to open in Doha in October. It will include both the more obvious, and previously unseen artworks. Explaining, ‘art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else there isn’t anything else,’ Hirst’s work  investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and […]

3 August 2013


Schoony Returns To London For Kick Ass Art Exhibition

Tonight, The special effects designer turned artist known as Schoony returned to London to unveil his latest body of work at the Ivy Club. The show titled ‘If I stand on my toes’ spans across the top floor of this popular West End club and runs from the 7th – 17th August. It includes his […]

31 July 2013


Damien Hirst Gets Pickled In Formaldehyde For National Portrait Gallery Exhibition

Damien Hirst will feature in a central display of artwork by Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in September. A major newly painted portrait of the contemporary artist shows him sitting in a chair with a gas mask on his lap, in a composition which references Francis Bacon and plonks him inside one his […]

11 June 2013


Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery Serves Up Street Art In Damien Hirst Restaurant

The Cock ‘n’ Bull gallery and Street Art London will host a major collaboration between world-renowned street artists RUN and Dscreet. ‘A Foot in the Door’: RUN and Dscreet will juxtapose wall paintings with drawings, painting and sculpture, leading the viewer to reassess the role of environment and context in contemporary art. All of this […]

7 June 2013


Damien Hirst Supports World’s Biggest British Art Everywhere Exhibition

The UK will become the world’s largest art gallery when a unique exhibition, Art Everywhere, will transform thousands of poster sites and billboards into iconic artworks from the national collection, to be launched on 8 August 2013. Art Everywhere is a collaborative project between Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks, the Art Fund, Tate, and […]

26 May 2013


Art Car Boot Fair Celebrates Ten Years Of Stalling Out In Brick Lane

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is gearing up to be another unmissable event, on Sunday 9th June. Now in its 10th year it will be featuring over 70 renowned artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Emin International, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Bob & Roberta Smith, Pam Hogg, Pure Evil, Marcus Harvey, Billy Childish, […]

22 March 2013


Loughran Gallery Launches Pop up Gallery in Shoreditch

The Loughran Gallery will open its doors on April 4th until April 7th exhibiting contemporary and urban artwork from around the world. The concept of the pop up as with all Loughran Gallery instillations, is to offer the public the chance to view and purchase art. Attracting a cross section of artwork including the works Proctolin […]

18 March 2013


Richard Patterson Solo Survey Exhibition Announced For Spring

Richard Patterson is one of the YBAs (Young British Artists)  to emerge in the late 1980s, and a participant in both the Freeze and Sensation exhibitions which helped to define a generation, Patterson’s work has only been seen occasionally in the UK since his move to the US, and this survey exhibition gives a welcome […]

4 March 2013


Damien Hirst And Marc Quinn Featured In New Ukrainian Exhibition

A new exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre  in Kiev is highlighting the work of YBA artist’s Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn. The exhibition brings together pieces which evoke, express and unveil emotions dealing with technology as a subject or a tool. The show offers a view on artistic practices focusing on the one hand on how […]

23 February 2013


Damien Hirst Creates Original Lithographic Print For Comic Relief

Damien Hirst has donated 50 specially made signed, limited edition lithographs to comic relief. They depict his   famous diamond-encrusted skull, complete with a red nose. This is all in aid of the charity Comic Relief and it is hoped that it will raise over £125,000 in proceeds. The print titled “For The Love of Comic […]

14 February 2013


The Best Valentines Created By A-List international Contemporary Artists

Today is Valentines day, a time when you show your appreciation to someone that you desire or love by sending them a card. So what does the card actually say about you? and does your choice actually matter?  We at ArtLyst think that it does, so here is a competition devoted to testing your knowledge […]

11 February 2013


Damien Hirst: Official Year Of The Snake Prediction Outlook

This is the ‘Year of the Snake’ under the Chinese zodiac and ‘allegedly’ the snake is quite an interesting person. Well Known Snakes include Picasso, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and of course the bad boy of British art, Damien Hirst. Like the snake in the biblical story of Adam and Eve, this reptile is […]

7 February 2013


Mark Wallinger Spearheads London Underground’s Largest Art Commission

Mark Wallinger has been chosen as the artist to spearhead the largest ever commission for London Underground. 270 permanent art works are to be displayed at Tube stations around London. The first ten artworks to go on display from 7 February ,are by the 53 year old artist who was teaching at Goldsmiths when Damien […]

13 January 2013


Damien Hirst Designs A Mundane Statuette For A Sanitised Award

Last week the Brit awards unveiled its coveted design for this years prize. It was conceived by none other than the king of bland, Damien Hirst. This marks the third year in a row that a well known British artist has put their own individual stamp on the statuette. Now what do you think old […]

11 January 2013


Damien Hirst and Kate Middleton Welcome Visitors To The Shard

The Shard, the latest London landmark, designed by the world famous architect Renzo Piano has a brand new visitor experience and viewing platform. It was previewed for the first time this week and ArtLyst got to explore the dizzying heights of Europe’s tallest building. The attraction’s official opening to the public has been announced for […]

8 January 2013


Tate Modern Record 5.3 Million Attendance Figure for 2012

Tate Modern one of London’s most popular cultural attractions has seen a record 5.3 million visitors in 2012. This is the highest ever recorded figure for a calendar year in its history. The figure was up 9.5% on the previous year. Tate Britain has also had a good year with 1.53 million visitors coming through […]

30 December 2012


Gagosian Gallery Empire Under Threat As Top Artists Jump Ship

In the latter half of December, the largest gallery in the world suddenly found its future dominance in doubt. The Gagosian Gallery, which turned over almost one billion dollars in 2011, had its relationship with two of its leading artists, Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama, abruptly severed. A third star, Jeff Koons, appeared on the […]

24 December 2012


Gagosian Suffers Third Artist Defection As Yayoi Kusama Abandons Gallery

Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Now Yayoi Kusama are set to move on from the worlds largest Art Gallery. The question on the art world’s mind remains, why? Kusama who shows with the family run Victoria Miro gallery in London will most likely be looking for a more personal service from her dealer. The actual […]

23 December 2012


Joe Strummer Celebrated On the Tenth Anniversary Of His Death

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of the legendary Joe Strummer the singer and guitarist of the Clash, a band that had it not existed, music would be very different today.  The Clash left an important legacy in the bands they influenced including, REM, The Cure, Arcade Fire, Manic Street Preachers, U2, Green […]

7 December 2012


Damien Hirst Emperor Spotted Stark Naked At Art Basel Miami

The vicissitudes of the art market have claimed another high profile scalp, according to data collected by Artnet and analysed in a Bloomberg article last week, Damien Hirst prices are static. Walking around Art Basel Miami this week there are many works by the British YBA Artist on offer, but few takers for a multitude […]

3 December 2012


Damien Hirst’s Guest Appearance On Mary Kate And Ashley Bag

Damien Hirst has forged a partnership with award winning designers ‘The Row’ to create a range of spotted backpacks which will be sold to benefit  UNICEF. The collection sums up the inovative design team and the Turner Prize winning artist’s ability to merge art and design for a good cause. Dubbed a study in contrast, […]

25 November 2012


Damien Hirst: Verity Switches On The Ilfracombe Christmas Lights

Hundreds of people gathered last night at Ilfrcombe harbour, to witness the official switch on of the newly-installed spot lights illuminating Damien Hirst’s controversial statue Verity. Local businesses donated more than £1,000 for a fireworks display, which took place after the official illumination.Cheers went up as the pregnant, sword-wielding teenager, a modern allegory representing  truth […]

18 November 2012


Damien Hirst Portrait Of The Artist As An Ink Jet Print

Damien Hirst has sat for a rare portrait, by an emerging artist, in London. The ‘shark’ artist agreed to pose for a painting by the British artist Jonathan Yeo. The preliminary sketch is on exhibition in the form of a hand painted ink-jet print, at his latest show titled ‘Some People’ at the Eleven Fine […]

8 November 2012


Damien Hirst Verity Signage Sparks Complaints From Local Traders

Local traders in Ilfracombe North Devon are up in arms that signs for its latest attraction, Damien Hirst’s Verity statue are directing visitors away from the High Street shopping district. A number of shopkeepers have been in touch with the Ilfracombe Town Council and have used social networking such as the authority’s Facebook page to […]

31 October 2012


Art Critics Condemn The Influence Of Money And Celebrity

In October, the buzz around the Frieze Art Fair was amplified by some spectacular transactions. The record-breaking sale of Gerhard Richter’s ‘Abstraktes Bild’ caught the headlines with its mix of money and celebrity: Eric Clapton sold the piece for £21.3m, the highest amount ever paid for a work by a living artist.Beneath this cataract of […]

16 October 2012


Damien Hirst Unveils Statue Taller Than Angel Of The North

A sculpture, taller than the Angel of the North, of a pregnant teenager by the YBA artist Damien Hirst has been unveiled in lfracombe North Devon. The bronze, sword-wielding depiction is a modern allegory representing  truth and justice. The work is half on and half off the bone, as the sculpture is anatomically dissected on […]

8 October 2012


Saatchi New Sensations Artists To Design Absolut Bottle Art

The Saatchi Gallery and ABSOLUT have announced a new initiative as part of this year’s New Sensations Prize. ABSOLUT has had a long association with artists, including Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois to Keith Haring and Damien Hirst, who have created works in response to the distinctive shape of the ABSOLUT bottle. ABSOLUT Blank is […]

5 October 2012


White Cube to Close Hoxton Gallery After Visitor Drop

White Cube Hoxton, the prototype for many of London’s new breed of gallery, are to shut their doors at number 48 Hoxton Square, after visitor numbers dropped, due to the competition from the other two branches of the gallery. The space opened by Jay Jopling, held its first exhibition in 2000 and has exhibited a […]

21 September 2012


Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective Will Knock The Spots Off Damien Hirst

Tate Modern will stage the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the iconic Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, in Spring 2013. The exhibition co- curated by the Tate, has been traveling for the last six months, first opening at the The Art Institute of Chicago and currently launching at the National Gallery in Washington DC (from […]

17 September 2012


Damien Hirst Is Tate’s Six Million Pound Man

Tate Modern announced today that the Damien Hirst exhibition launched as part of the Cultural Olympiad has been one of the most successful in its history.The exhibition welcomed 463,087 visitors over the five month period. It is the most visited solo exhibition ever held at the gallery, ahead of the Edward Hopper retrospective in 2004 […]

12 September 2012


Damien Hirst Donates Spin Art AK-47 Rifle To Peace Auction

Some of the best known names in British Contemporary Art, including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Jeremy Deller, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Gavin Turk, Stuart Semple, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood  are uniting for Peace One Day, to react against the horror of violence globally, with ‘AKA Peace’. Creating brand new works for a blockbuster […]

8 September 2012


Damien Hirst Pregnant Chav Sculpture Gets Ilfracombe Council Approval

A monumental 20m (67ft)  Damien Hirst statue titled, ‘Verity’, that was submitted to Ilfracombe council for planning permission, has been approved by the local council. Despite furious opposition by locals, the installation will now go ahead. It was reported at the meeting that the sculpture of a pregnant teenager had attracted over 100 letters of […]