“In a moment of exquisite justice, you can peer straight into the living rooms of Neo Bankside from the top of the Switch House – and observe the bleak still lifes of mail-order luxury, as sterile as a stack of Damien Hirst’s tanks. Having accidentally spawned this exclusive enclave, it’s as if the Tate has […]
Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, two of the most celebrated artists living today, have joined forces for an exhibition of Koons’ work at Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery in London. Titled “Now,” the exhibition features over 30 pieces of art by the American artist, all of which were borrowed from Hirst’s personal collection. The exhibition runs the […]
The legal troubles of a couple of prominent Los Angeles gallerists. The Metropolitan Museum faces shortfalls. And Damien Hirst's formaldehyde sculptures may be leaky. Plus: How liberal cities are blowing it when it comes to affordable housing, new faces on money in the U.S. and U.K., and how the...
Damien Hirst has earned himself a reputation over the years as the "bad boy" of the art world, due to the often morbid nature of his work. But the artist has inspired unintended controversy following news that his most famous pieces may be leaking cancer inducing fumes.
Iconic works of contemporary art by British artist Damien Hirst have been leaking high levels of formaldehyde gas, a report by a group of Italian chemists said on Thursday. In the early 1990s, Hirst became famous for his series of works featuring preserved animal carcasses in containers of formaldehyde, including a dead lamb in Away... Show More Summary
It turns out artist Damien Hirst's famous displays of dead animals preserved in formaldehyde may have been dangerous to more than just artistic sensibilities. A study published this month in Analytical Methods found Hirst's pieces were leaking formaldehyde gas at levels 10 times higher than the legal limit during a...
In the early 1990s artist Damien Hirst became famous for a series of works featuring dead animals swimming in tanks of formaldehyde. Now a group of chemists claim they have found troubling levels of formaldehyde gas—a known carcinogen—around these publicly displayed artworks. Read more...
Iconic works of art by British artist Damien Hirst involving dead animals preserved in giant tanks leaked potentially-dangerous formaldehyde gas during a show at London's Tate Modern gallery, it emerged Wednesday. Scientists testingShow More Summary
Damien's Hirst's formaldehyde-filled installations don't just ooze money and pretension — some may also leak potentially dangerous gas.
What’s Gustave Moreau doing hanging out with John Currin, Wade Guyton and Damien Hirst?
Other Criteria announced strong sales following its presence at Art Central Hong Kong, the company?s second showing at the Hong Kong- based art fair. The company confirms that it had sold out of its entire editions of large and small scale ?Mickey? and ?Minnie? silkscreen prints with glitter by Damien Hirst. Show More Summary
Artist Damien Hirst will be launching his new Mickey and Minnie print editions on March 24 at Other Criteria in New York. Hirst has re-imagined the beloved Disney character as spot paintings, a style of art he’s become renowned for. The two silkscreen prints are being offered in “blue glitter” and “pink glitter” interpretations and, to the […]
James Patterson, the benevolent Damien Hirst of the literary world, the team-writing lit-capitalist dynamo responsible for 36 bestsellers last year, will not be satisfied until he has cornered every remaining inch of the book market. …Read More
Up the dessert action, please.
The artist recently relaunched Pharmacy, an exhibition-cum-restaurant that served “Voltarol Retarding Agent” cocktails. It shuttered when the Cool Britannia hype died in the noughties, but chef Mark Hix is on board for a new reincarnation.
Oakland lobbies George Lucas for his museum. Damien Hirst’s nice new restaurant. A writer asks why there aren’t more monuments to women. Plus: Robot critics, easing copyright, downtown L.A.’s new parks and running San Quentin. Here’s the roundup: — Behold, the robot art critic. For the record,...
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The bombastic artist who once personified British cool has let us down with a timid restaurant re-hash.
Hirst's medicine-themed restaurant is just what the doctor ordered.
Damien Hirst — bedazzler of skull, embalmer of shark, maker of the money — is opening a new restaurant in only a week’s time. On February 23, the doors to Pharmacy 2 (the seeming, er, sequel to his other restaurant, Pharmacy — which closed) will open. Show More Summary