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Young British Artists

Hitler Statue Causes Controversy

Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts

A statue of Adolf Hitler by artists Jake and Dinos Chapman is stirring up outrage in the UK this week. The sibling art duo created a likeness of the F...

Polly Morgan: Dead Clever

Trisha Andres | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
Trisha Andres

Polly Morgan may be credited for singlehandedly redefining the art world's antediluvian take on taxidermy. The artist -- once referred to as "Britai...

Saville's Feminine Flesh

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts

Jenny Saville is one of the most captivating painters of human flesh. Whether taking on a fair-skinned child, a burn victim or a corpse she renders he...

Self-Portraits Made Of Frozen Blood

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2012 | Arts

In the latest installment of art to haunt your dreams, we bring you Marc Quinn's self portraits made of frozen blood. For his ongoing self-portait pro...

Happy Birthday, Damien Hirst!

Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts

The (not so) Young British Artists are definitely getting together to throw a raucous party tonight, because today is the birthday of their most promi...

Artist Gets Help From An Unlikely Source

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

Usually Gavin Turk inserts himself into his work, combining iconography with his own likeness, but for his latest series, the Young British Artist has...

Famed, Controversial Installation Artist To Be Professor

Posted 12.14.2011 | Arts

Tracey Emin, the artist famous for her revealing installations including the 1999 Turner Prize- nominated "My Bed," has been appointed Professor of Dr...

Billy Childish Talks Van Gogh And His Definition Of The Word "Amateur"

Susan Michals | Posted 01.13.2012 | Arts
Susan Michals

Billy Childish is a renaissance man with quite a sense of humor and his painterly style has been compared to that of Van Gogh and German expressionists, such as Edvard Munch.

Where Do Important Artists Come From?

David Galenson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Simply put, important new artists are most likely to emerge in the same cities where important artists have emerged in the recent past. And even more narrowly, in recent decades important new artists have been most likely to emerge from the same academic institutions that have produced important artists in the past.

PHOTOS: Hirst Brings Opulent Art To Free Show

Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

Now showing at Leeds Art Gallery is a comprehensive collection from Damien Hirst in his hometown, a surprisingly personal exhibition from an artist so...

The Brothers Grim: Interview With Jake & Dinos Chapman

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

The Chapman brothers are not shy. Since first bursting onto the art scene in the early 90s with work featured in the notorious YBA exhibition, Sensati...

PHOTOS: Tracey Emin's Pop Up Exhibition At Louis Vuitton, London

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Alongside artist Tracey Emin's "Love is What You Want" exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery, eight new prints are on display and available for sale ...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Damien Hirst!

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Art's reigning enfant terrible, Damien Hirst, was born June 7, 1965 in Bristol, England. The now not-so-young British artist is best known for his mac...

ROYAL ART: Queen Elizabeth Honors British Arts Figures

nytimes.com | LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Numerous British arts figures, including writers and pop stars, are included in Queen Elizabeth's annual honors list, which was released in London on ...