CULTURE & ARTS
12/14/2012 07:55 am ET Updated Feb 13, 2013

World's Richest Artist Splits With World's Richest Gallery

Damien Hirst--the insanely wealthy British artist-provocateur famous for encasing a dead shark in formaldehyde--has severed ties with the well-heeled Gagosian Gallery, which represented him for the last 17 years. Hirst's abrupt and unexpected departure leaves him without gallery representation in New York City. 

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