19 December 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

10 August 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]