8 November 2011


Damien Hirst Is Saving Grace For Lukewarm Auction

  Buyers lack enthusiasm at first post-war and contemporary sale of the season, uncharacteristically held by Phillips De Pury Phillips De Pury hosted the first post-war and contemporary sale of the season last night, and, whilst results were by no means as disappointing as those seen at Christie’s last week, neither could the sale be […]

3 November 2011


Damien Hirst Designs Spin Guitar For Music Charity

Hirst teams up with ‘Chili Pepper’ Flea to make limited edition £50k Bass Damien Hirst has again teamed up with the California based band “Red Hot Chili Pepper’s” to create an original work of art. This time the focus is on Flea the bands bassist. Hirst has generously designed a limited edition bass guitar which […]

27 October 2011

Affordable Art Fair Moves North

  From Battersea to Hampstead AAF proves art has mass appeal   Last night, the Affordable Art Fair broke into new London territory with the opening of its first ever fair on Hampstead Heath. This new fair – the fourth in the UK, and set to run from 27th to the 30th October – brings together 90 […]

23 October 2011


Damien Hirst Turns His Hand To Graphic Design

Is Damien Hirst a better designer than artist? Artist Damien Hirst’s latest venture into the world of graphic design finds his thinly spread, although highly sought after signature on a new, limited edition Brandy label and gift box. The work was created for friend, Alice Tempereley, whose family have been making Cider Brandy for 25 […]

13 August 2011


Hirst Spots vs Warhol Eggs

  Were Warhol’s Eggs The Inspiration Behind Damien Hirst’s Spots? Andy Warhol’s pioneering Pop Art defined a generation and a culture, distinguishing him as one of the most influential, creative and prolific artists of the 20th century. Hirst on the other hand assimilated this knowledge and was driven to follow in an almost parallel career. […]

5 August 2011


Damien Hirst A Case Of Spots

New Simultaneous Exhibition For February Announced Damien Hirst and Larry Gagosian have announced a simultaneous exhibition celebrating his spot paintings to be held at all of the Gagosian Galleries in February 2012. Over three hundred works from this iconic series consisting of multi-coloured spots, will be shown throughout the global network of high profile Gagosian […]

18 July 2011


White Cube Gallery To Launch In China

White Cube The London Gallery owned by Jay Joppling  is to launch a new branch in China next year. The space will be located in Hong Kong. This follows Gagosian Gallery’s decision to open in Hong Kong in January 2011 and Art Basel’s takeover of the Hong Kong International Art Fair. The city continues to […]

6 July 2011


Damien Hirst Exhibition Opens In Leeds

New Show Reconstructs Pharmacy Restaurant in Noting Hill Gate A major free public exhibition of the work of Damien Hirst is set to open on 15 July in in the artists hometown Leeds.The event traces the development of the artist, whose career started at the Leeds College of Art and Design and took off in […]

29 June 2011


Goldsmiths Undergraduate Degree Show Review

Exhibition takes to the walls, floors and ceilings at Goldsmiths As expected from a new generation of young, gifted artists trying to edge their way into an already tightly-knit, closed shop art world, this was a show full of hits and misses. Spread over three buildings (Richard Hoggart, Ben Pimlott and Studio B) and a […]

17 June 2011


Michael Landy Launches New Art On The Underground

YBA Artist defines what kindness is and how we respond to it YBA Artist Michael Landy, the man who brought us “Breakdown” 2001, the destruction of all of his worldly possessions in an abandoned department store and the well received “Art Bin” 2010 where other artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin could dispose of […]

10 June 2011


Art Car Boot Fair A Collectors Dream Come True

Where else can you buy an original Damien Hirst for £300 or a Tracey Emin at a knock down price? The Art Car Boot Fair was an idea that grew out of previous events such as Joshua Compston’s ‘Fete Worse than Death’ and Gavin Turk’s ‘Livestock Market’ and Articultural Shows’ that blazed a trail in […]

7 June 2011


Sotheby’s Goes Pop Contemporary Evening Sale Rocks Out

Andy Warhol’s  portrait of Blondie star Debbie Harry goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s and is expected to fetch up to $8.8 million (£5.5 million) when auctioned on 11 June. The star a close friend and muse of the artist ,who had her biggest hit, Heart of Glass in 1980 was immortalized  by Warhol in […]

5 June 2011


Artist Sarah Morris Sued For Plagiarism

Sarah Morris an American artist who lives part of the year in Britain, exhibits with the White Cube gallery in London and is represented in the Tate Modern’s collection has been accused of plagiarism. The multimillion-pound claim was formed in a group action by six international Origami artists . They have stated that Morris has […]

1 June 2011


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Opens

Summer Exhibition 2011:  7 June – 15 August 2011 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011 opened today to the press and tonight will see the launch of its annual fundraising Gala. With less than four days to go until the event opens it’s doors to the public, here is a snapshot of what you can […]

20 May 2011


Tracey Emin Does It At The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is no longer a YBA. At 47 years old she has reached a mid-career juncture. This is a make it or break it time in a successful artists life. Has she done it? This critic says yes! I entered the exhibition ready to dismiss Emin’s work,as a whole, but it still holds water. […]

17 May 2011


Tracey Emin’s Mid-Career Crisis The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is a 47-year-old artist who has reached a mid-career crisis.  Speaking at the press view of clearly the most crucial UK exhibition of her career she exuded, “There’s no money, the country is bankrupt so the arts is going to be bottom of the list on everyone’s agenda except that the Tories have […]

13 April 2011


Beck’s Art Crawl Hits Shoreditch Free Beer

Beck’s the brewers of excellent beer is sponsoring an Art related pub-crawl to celebrate their commitment to art and design. Well known artists have participated over the years by submitting designs for labels and glasses to the company. Big names like Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Richard Long Gilbert & George to name but a few […]

18 March 2011


Hirst, Gormley, Riley and Hockney Donate Millions to Kettle’s Yard appeal

Kettle’s Yard the ever evolving contemporary art gallery in Cambridge is holding a multi-million pound selling exhibition. Seminal works donated by leading British Artists, Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, David Hockney, Michael Craig-Martin, David Nash, Sir Anthony Caro, and Maggi Hambling will go on sale from tomorrow.The proceeds of the sale will go towards […]

3 March 2011


Damien Hirst Survey Tate Modern 2012

Tate Modern have announced the first substantial survey of the work of Damien Hirst which will run from 5 April – 9 September 2012. This is hardly a retrospective, given Hirst’s age. It will instead cover in-depth two decades of the artist’s output. The exhibition will highlight works including many of his most iconic pieces […]

29 December 2010


Dan Flavin Work Classified By EU as Light fittings

Works by the late American sculptor Dan Flavin have had VAT applied as EU says works are ‘light fittings’ The sculptures shown at the Haunch Of Venison Gallery in London have been classified as light fixtures rather than art and £36,000 in VAT has been applied. This has remained outstanding while the dispute continues. As […]

1 November 2010



COLLECT A PIECE OF ART HISTORY FOR JUST £45 It’s November again and this means it’s time for the RCA Secret annual contemporary art exhibition. This sale consisting of around 2,500 original postcard-sized artworks, made and donated by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus up-and-coming students and alumni from the Royal College of Art.  The […]

5 September 2010


Damien Hirst New Plagiarism Claims

IT was revealed yesterday that Artist Damien Hirst faces eight new charges of plagiarism bringing into disrepute some of his best-known works including, ‘In the Name of the Father,’ ‘Pharmacy’, and his iconic spin and spot paintings. the latest of which were detailed today with claims that no fewer than 15 works produced over the […]

26 August 2010


Damien Hirst Splits With Business Manager Frank Dunphy

Frank Dunphy, the man behind Damien Hirst’s financial/art world domination, is stepping down as his business manager. Dunphy was active during Hirst’s most prolific period of output and helped mastermind ambitious projects including the record-breaking $127 million 2008 Sotheby’s auction, “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” and the infamous diamond studded skull. Dunphy will remain on […]

2 July 2010


Charles Saatchi Donates Gallery and 200 Works To The Nation “What’s The Catch”?

Charles Saatchi, The British Art Collector who discovered the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, will donate his London gallery and more than 200 works valued at £37 million ($52 million) to the nation. He announced Thursday, that The gallery located in Chelsea, will change it’s name to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, London) […]