Posts Tagged ‘Damien Hirst’

FIRST LOOK | BANKSY’S NEW DISMALAND “BEMUSEMENT PARK” ART SHOW

August 20, 2015  |  art, Culture, Streets  |  No Comments

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After an extended public silence, street art king Banksy resurfaced today in the little known English seaside town of Weston-super-Mare with his very own art show theme park, the Dismaland “Bemusement Park". Occupying the former site of the decrepit Read More

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THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015

June 24, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Art Basel Miami might be the art world's collective excuse to get puking drunk, throw money at strippers, pass out in a banana hammock on the beach (and look at art) in the middle of winter, but the annual OG Art Basel in—where else—Basel, Switzerland is a Read More

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OPENINGS | DAMIEN HIRST “SCHIZOPHRENO-GENESIS” AT PAUL STOPLER GALLERY, LONDON

October 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Say what you will about the quality (and quantity) of Damien Hirst's creative output, for better or worse, it never ceases to entertain. And so, with his newest exhibition of sculptural editions and prints, Lord Hirst of Bristol has produced one of the most amusing shows of his career with

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FAIR PLAY | ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2014: THE SUPERTOUCH RECAP

June 25, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It might seem like there's a major art fair every month at this point, but the original Art Basel is still the biggest and baddest. This year's event—which transpired in its namesake Basel Switzerland last week—showed that, unlike the kitschy Art Basel Miami, Read More

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ART + COMMERCE | DAMIEN HIRST’S GOLD MAMMOTH RAISES $15 MILLION FOR AIDS AT CANNES

May 23, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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AIDS charity amFAR's annual gala was held last nite in Cannes where Damien Hirst's gold mammoth sculpture, Gone But Not Forgotten was auctioned off to Ukrainian businessman Leonard Blavatnik to the tune of $15,000,000 USD by auctioneer hosts Read More

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FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

May 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This year's annual installment of Art Basel Hong Kong wrapped up last week, eating up all the spare change in Asia at the same time the Frieze fair and giant sales at Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips looted the pockets of New York's ruling class in a giant global art market money grab. Of course, the usual suspects were Read More

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ART & COMMERCE | “GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”: DAMIEN HIRST’S GILDED MAMMOTH FOR CHARITY

May 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Say what you will about Damien Hirst as an artist—and there's always a lot to be said—but his generosity within the art world is legendary and is at the root of his latest sculpture, a prehistoric three-meter high Wooly Mammoth skeleton dipped in gold and encased in a giant gold-plated Read More

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RECAP: THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND, 2013

June 17, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week, art world illuminati descended on Switzerland for the most serious installment of the Art Basel trade show franchise in the town where it all started. Unlike the debauched winter party that is Art Basel Miami or the new money fishing hole of Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Switzerland is a serious affair where the big boys go to land serious deals (over $2B in art was on display this year) and the hedonism is second to the business of cashing big art checks. Read More

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BEST IN SHOW: ART BASEL HONG KONG RECAP

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Art Basel is always the place to see and be seen in the art world and that experience expanded to the newest frontier of the global art market when the first annual Art Basel Hong Kong opened there last week. Focused in the single largest growth market for the art world, Basel HK featured a better mix of Western and Eastern artists  than normal fairs with Asian artists like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Yayoi Kusama maintaining a large presence alongside the big money Western artists like Warhol, Basquiat, Ruscha, Prince, and Koons Read More

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PRODUCT TOSS///DAMIEN HIRST TO OFFER BUTTERFLY PRINT WALLPAPER

February 11, 2010  |  art, Damien Hirst, News, Product Toss  |  Comments Off

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Looking for the perfect backdrop for that DAMIEN HIRST spot painting hanging in your living room? Might we suggest coating your walls in the British bad boy's signature butterfly print wallpaper? It's only $1,000 per roll, USD. Available from OTHER CRITERIA...

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