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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst in Venice

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst in Venice

We all know that Damien Hirst has been up to something. In tantalising press releases over recent months ‘clues’ have been dropped and now, in the week leading up to the opening of the 57th Venice Biennale, we get to see what he has been creating in the 10 years […]

by × April 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Bowie/Collector Sothebys London

Bowie/Collector Sothebys London

Any passing thought that David Bowie was a casual collector of art disappears within moments of viewing his remarkable collection, shortly to be sold at a special three-part sale in Sotheby’s London. In his own words David Bowie was an an ‘addictive and obsessive’ collector observing that it can “change […]

by × November 5, 2016 × 0 comments

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Jeff Koons: Now – The Newport Street Gallery

Jeff Koons: Now – The Newport Street Gallery

This exhibition by Jeff Koons at Damien Hirst‘s new gallery brings together two titans of the commercial art world. Sitting at first and second place of the world’s wealthiest (Hirst usually pips a rapidly closing Koons) they also top lists of the most influential living artists. There are plenty of […]

by × May 18, 2016 × 0 comments

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100 Works Of Art That Will Define Our Age – Kelly Grovier

100 Works Of Art That Will Define Our Age – Kelly Grovier

We’re usually a tad sceptical about anything featuring numbered selections. Nowadays hardly anything seems to reach the pages of a magazine or a TV screen without being reduced to a seemingly arbitrary list. At best, it can be of modest help where information has been distilled from something extensive or […]

by × February 25, 2016 × 0 comments

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Art Visionaries by Mark Gertlein & Annabelle Howard

Art Visionaries by Mark Gertlein & Annabelle Howard

Art Visionaries is the latest publication from Laurence King Publishing, specialists in publications on the creative arts. This handsome and substantial softcover carefully lists seventy five of the ‘most influential figures in the history of art’ with an admirable clarity. Each artist is introduced on a double spread with a full […]

by × January 13, 2016 × 0 comments

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John Hoyland: Power Stations Paintings at Newport Street Gallery

John Hoyland: Power Stations Paintings at Newport Street Gallery

The Newport Street Gallery is the culmination of a long stated Damien Hirst ambition – a desire to publicly show his private collection. It may also be part of an additional desire to prove that an artist can also be a gallerist and curator. Hirst of course broke the mould in 1988 as […]

by × October 10, 2015 × 2 comments

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Damien Hirst Schizophrenogenesis at Paul Stolper

Damien Hirst Schizophrenogenesis at Paul Stolper

Editions are not our favourite form of art. There is the criticism – usually justified – that they are an easy way to maximise profit for both artist and dealer whilst at the same time keeping as many collectors as possible moderately happy. Rather like Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst has […]

by × November 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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Damien Hirst, Tate Modern

Damien Hirst, Tate Modern

You can love him or loathe him, but you can’t ignore Damien Hirst. Regarded as one of the pre-eminent artists working today, he has created some of the most iconic works in recent history and has changed the art world for ever. The exhibition at Tate Modern which opened this […]

by × April 7, 2012 × 0 comments

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Birdman by Dick Fowler

Beast at Pangolin London

Last week I attended the opening of Beast at Pangolin London. A wonderful gallery situated in Kings Cross that is purely dedicated to exhibiting sculpture. Housed within a light and spacious development designed by Dixon & Jones called Kings Place, Pangolin London offers visitors a rotating programme of sculpture exhibitions as well as […]

by × March 20, 2011 × 0 comments

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David Bailey: Sculpture & Photographs

David Bailey: Sculpture & Photographs

David Bailey’s (or Bailey as he is known to everyone) first ever sculpture exhibition is currently showing at the Pangolin gallery, Kings Cross. Renowned for his iconic photography, here Bailey strips away conventional beauty, and instead focuses on that which lies beneath the beautiful profile: the skull. As Bailey insists ‘I’m not saying I’m a […]

by × October 11, 2010 × 0 comments

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Damien Hirst: Lost Souls

Damien Hirst: Lost Souls

For someone who suffers from Lepidopterphobia (roughly translated as a fear of butterflies), it was with more than a little trepidation that I made my way to the Paul Stolper gallery in a beautiful Bloomsbury Street for the opening of The Souls by Damien Hirst last week. Thankfully my fears were alleviated as […]

by × October 10, 2010 × 2 comments