16 July 2016

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Damien Hirst Cleared Of Formaldehyde Gate Controversy At Tate Retrospective

Back in April 2016 we reported that Damien Hirst’s 2012 Tate gallery retrospective may have leaked dangerous fumes from the various tanks exhibited, which could have caused a health hazard. A research paper from the Royal Society of Chemistry journal detailed the display and reportedly found that the preserved artworks “Away From The Flock” and “Mother And Child […]

24 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama: Largest UK Exhibition Since Tate Retrospective Launches At Victoria Miro

A new exhibition of paintings by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opened last night at Victoria Miro’s West End, George St gallery with another show of the artist’s sculpture and installation work launching tonight at the Wharf Rd space. Collectively this will be the the largest showing of Kusama’s work since her retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012. Spanning the gallery’s three locations […]

26 February 2016

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David Hockney: Brimming With Talent But Such A Miserable Git

I would love to say I’ve met David Hockney: I admire him enormously as a draughtsman, especially innumerable portraits capturing likeness with minimum effort and brush-stroke. He just can, and does, execute perfectly first time, which is an extremely rare gift (something Tracey Emin can only dream of). This is why he is worth celebrating, to […]

21 November 2011

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Tate Security Tightened For Hirst Diamond Skull

Diamond and platinum bling sculpture expected to engage public Damien Hirst’s iconic diamond-encrusted platinum skull will be exhibited in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern as part of a major retrospective of his work, which is set to open 4 April 2012. The sculpture titled, “For the Love of God” will be displayed until 24 […]