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Damien Hirst

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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
MutualArt

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
MutualArt

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...

Affordable Extravagances: A CEO's Gift Guide

Ada Polla | Posted 02.09.2014 | Style
Ada Polla

Finding the perfect gift for everyone really is one of the most satisfying things ever. If you are stuck buying yet another tie for your father, here are some out of the box ideas that will bring a smile to even the "hardest-to-shop-for-person-ever."

12 Books on the Ins and Outs of Collecting Contemporary Art

MutualArt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, there is something of interest on this list that will offer revelation into the inner workings of the art world, helping to keep the acquisition process about excitement, rather than the stress of negotiation.

The World's Richest Living Artist's Latest Scam For Getting Even Richer

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.22.2013 | Arts

Fresh after adorning Doha, Qatar with 14 giant, bronze fetuses in various stages of development, the richest and arguably most abrasive living contemp...

Rihanna Slithers With Serpents For British GQ

Posted 10.26.2013 | Style

Rihanna knows how to spark mass controversy with a simple outfit choice. Perhaps that's why she ditched the clothes for British GQ's 25th anniversary ...

14 Giant Sculptures Of Fetuses Attract Attention In Qatar

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

When Damien Hirst erected 14 massive sculptures depicting the stages of human fetal development in Doha, Qatar, we can't say that we were surprised. T...

And The World's Top 5 Wealthiest Artists Are...

ARTINFO | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

According to data from Wealth- X, an intelligence provider on ultra-high net worth individuals, British artist Damien Hirst is the wealthiest artist i...

This Is How A Six-Year-Old Reviews Art

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

It may not bear repeating anymore: Damien Hirst is a genius at packaging nothing as something. Witness his first-ever children's book, released th...

The Artist Multiple: A Collector's Source List

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

But what is great about editions and multiples, is that they are meant to be more accessible and fun. These often whimsical objects can lend a breath of creativity to the more functional areas of life -- like kitchenware, rugs, jewelry and furniture.

Everything You Need To Know About Human Anatomy In One Art Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

You might be familiar with "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," the iconic painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, in which a clan of gentlemen with poo...

Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens

Ronni Thomas | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

Who the f*ck is Walter potter, I asked myself? The film would no doubt be visually rich as his tableaux are vibrantly detailed, but film is about telling a story. I knew as much about Potter's "story" as I did about filmmaking!

Damien Hirst Goes Green... Kinda

hyperallergic.com | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts

While his toxic, formaldehyde-based work may not be the most environmentally friendly art production in the world, Damien Hirst’s new personal studi...