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Damien Hirst

Trucks (and Bugs) Entering Ahead

Bruce Helander | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

It's not surprising to learn that most mature artists can look back at their birthplace with the realization that specific past childhood influences and geographical elements continue to permanently encourage and impact their current work.

Is The Broad a Great Public Collection or "The Largest Vanity Project of Our Lifetime"?

MutualArt | Posted 09.26.2015 | Arts

One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.

Mexican Art Collector and Philanthropist Calls for 'Fair Trade' in the Art World

MutualArt | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts

Lorena Junco de la Vega is an art collector with a purpose. But simply collecting art, she found, was not enough -- particularly in a country with a general lack of infrastructure, education, and international dialogue to support contemporary art.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Francis Levy | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a philosophical comedy, Monty Python meets Kierkegaard, with the title of Damien Hirst's famous sharkwork, "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living," thrown in for good keeping.

The Rise of the "Crypto-Relic"

Francis Levy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a piece entitled "Traces of the Holy: The contemporary art work as 'crypto-relic'" (TLS, 4/10/15), Matthew Bown makes the following comment, "The a...

Rising Star: The Talented Mr. Guzman

Malcolm Harris | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Harif Guzman is a true artist, visionary and a quintessential renaissance man. In the world of fly-by-night artists and stalled upstarts, Mr. Guzman is one of the few artists on the scene today that has actually put in the time and clocked the mileage. He lives and breaths his art.

Hunter and Gatherer

Bruce Helander | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

I'm not sure that anyone really knows exactly when the habit of collecting was initiated, but I suspect that early humankind was at least near the front of the line to claim bragging rights.

Art as Investment

Maguire Mealy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Maguire Mealy

In February, the art market was shocked by the news that Marina Picasso, granddaughter of Pablo Picasso and heiress to about 10,000 works by the artist, plans to sell an indefinite number of works to finance and broaden her philanthropy.

This Is Our Cover Letter For Damien Hirst's Art Assistant Position

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts

It came to our attention earlier this week that British YBA hero Damien Hirst was looking for some sort of studio assistant. The job listing over at T...

Faithful Shopper: Tops of 2014

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you think!

Jina Chung Sets Up Her Content With Humor

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Jina Chung can best be described as an artist who champions a sort of Post Pop- Conceptual-Dada blend of thinking where one can decipher their connection to ambient everyday things to create self awareness.

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

What artworks of the past 25 years will we care about in the future? Why is this work so important? In the past when I have lectured on Hirst, I've focused on the following.

Damien Hirst Gets Pharmaceutical In New Show

In The Frame | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts

Damien Hirst’s love affair with pills of all shapes and colours and his admiration of pharmaceutical industrial design has inspired new sculptures a...

A.O. Scott's "The Squeeze on the Middlebrow"

Francis Levy | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a recent Times Arts and Leisure piece, "The Squeeze on the Middle Brow" (NYT, 8/1/14). A.O. Scott takes aim at both Virginia Woolf and Dwight Macd...

Damien Hirst Is Building A Town No One Wants

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts

The people of Ilfracombe, England have a lot of feelings about Damien Hirst, and you can't blame them. To start with, the world's wealthiest artist (w...

The Creative Class with Paddle8: Tips for Launching a Successful Startup (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In just three short years Paddle8 an innovative marketplace infusing technology and art has held hundreds auctions with over $100MM in bidding activity and raising over $25MM for charities.

Your Art Basel Cheat Sheet: Skip the Crowds and Go Straight to These

Marina Cashdan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With that in mind, I've created a simple plan -- a cheat sheet of what you cannot miss this fair-going weekend, which of course leaves you more time to visit Basel's phenomenal museums and collections, swim in the Rhine, and take a day trip to the Black Forest.

Damien Hirst's Wooly Mammoth Skeleton Could Fetch Millions At Charity Auction

AP | LOUISE DIXON | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts

CANNES, France (AP) — Famed British artist Damien Hirst has created a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton encased in a gold tank to be auctioned off at t...

Frieze New York 2014

MutualArt | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts

This week marks the third year of Frieze New York, the London fair that went head-to-head with the tradition of the Armory Show and took NADA and Pulse with it, subsequently asserting itself as a "fair" contender.

Florida Pastor Convicted After Selling Fake Damien Hirst Artworks

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami pastor was convicted Tuesday of trying to cash in on counterfeit artworks that mimicked valuable pieces by British art lumin...

Florida Pastor Charged With Knowingly Peddling Fake Damien Hirst Artworks

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami pastor knowingly peddled phony examples of some of British art star Damien Hirst's signature themes, prosecutors said in sum...

Picasso's Schmatte

Kipp Friedman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Kipp Friedman

Picasso's Schmatte I've probably been to the Four Seasons in New York half a dozen times in my life, and have always associated the iconic Midtown Ma...

Davos Syndrome at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michael Busch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Busch

This is no future for the Met, and yet a likely one. When the next economic downturn arrives, the Metropolitan will face tough choices to avoid slipping into the red. It's an easy leap to suppose that charging admission will seem like a no brainer for Met administrators.

Laure Prouvost: A Turner Prize for the Senses

MutualArt | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts

Laure Prouvost, surprised many by taking home the prestigious prize with her moving piece Wantee, which weaves together a fictional narrative about her grandfather's relationship with artist Kurt Schwitters.

Damien Hirst Artworks Stolen From London Gallery

AP | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Two Damien Hirst artworks together valued at 33,000 pounds ($54,000) have been stolen from a London art gallery, police said Wednesday...