Artist Damien Hirst always aims to shock. Having already exhibited a dead shark in a vitrine of formaldehyde, a severed cow’s head on which live maggots feasted, and an 18th-century skull covered in platinum with over 8,000 diamonds,...Show More Summary
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This week, the story of Emmett Till's image in the coffin, New York's new copper skyscrapers, Damien Hirst is back, why authoritarians hate the arts, calorie counts for cannibals, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.
It’s a giant financial gamble for art’s king of controversy, who is trying for a comeback.
Damien Hirst is back, and the art world does not know what to make of the latest grandiose exhibition from the crown prince of contemporary art. Open to the public from Sunday, "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," plunges visitors into a fantasy universe raised from the depths of the Indian Ocean that has been ten years in the making. Show More Summary
After having what can now only be assumed as a very busy hiatus, English artist, Damien Hirst, is back to present his new exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” in Venice, the capital of Italy’s northern Veneto district. Although his name might have lost some of the weight garnered after “The Physical Impossibility of Death […]
The art of Damien Hirst is concerned with themes, ideas and feelings which are fundamental to human existence, and which, when the rhetoric and discussion of art itself has been stripped away, will remain as the inviolable truth of our common condition. Show More Summary
New George Michael Portrait by Damien Hirst Will Benefit HIV Charity The painting of George Michael by Damien Hirst will be auctioned off this Friday at a charity gala held by the Foundation MTV Re:Define Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!
Damien Hirst turned himself into a high-value business (with Charles Saatchi as his venture-capitalist backer), argues Ian Bogost, and collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps play with form and procedure every bit as much as a work by, say, Yoko Ono. These days there are young tech companies whose ideas seem more conceptual art […]
Activists heaped animal turds at the door of the Palazzo Grassi, which will open an exhibition of new works by Hirst. The post Animal Rights Activists Protest Damien Hirst Show in Venice with 88 Pounds of Dung appeared first on Hyperallergic.
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He made a splash with a $12 million shark. Now mystery surrounds the artist’s new work, to be unveiled in Venice in April.
"Like previous Hirst extravaganzas, this project is being rolled out with the same hypervigilant level of control and fanfare. And hovering over the project is whether - given the precipitous drop in his prices after his all-Hirst Sotheby's auction in 2008 - the celebrity artist can have another chapter." Or has he (ahem) jumped the […]
An exhibition of Turk's works in the London museum of fellow Young British Artist Damien Hirst fails to make a case for the longevity of his art historical in-jokes. The post Gavin Turk’s Outdated Provocations appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Damien Hirst's 'Black Scalpel Cityscapes' cut at the military's "surgical strikes."
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Joyful photos of kittens at a wedding, except they're dead.