Posts Tagged ‘Damien Hirst’

On Exhibit | Damien Hirst’s Golden Mammoth & Unicorn Chill by the Pool in Miami

January 31, 2016  |  art  |  No Comments

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Upping the opulence factor is a mighty task in gaudy Miami Beach, but perhaps no bauble better embodies excess like the gilded woolly mammoth skeleton currently residing poolside at the opulent Faena Hotel as part of its extensive artworks in Read More

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

August 20, 2015  |  art, Culture, Streets  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | BANKSY’S NEW DISMALAND “BEMUSEMENT PARK” ART SHOW

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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

THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015

June 24, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off on THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015

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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

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

October 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on OPENINGS | DAMIEN HIRST “SCHIZOPHRENO-GENESIS” AT PAUL STOPLER GALLERY, LONDON

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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 on FAIR PLAY | ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2014: THE SUPERTOUCH RECAP

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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

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

May 23, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on ART + COMMERCE | DAMIEN HIRST’S GOLD MAMMOTH RAISES $15 MILLION FOR AIDS AT CANNES

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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

FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

May 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

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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

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

May 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on ART & COMMERCE | “GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”: DAMIEN HIRST’S GILDED MAMMOTH FOR CHARITY

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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

RECAP: THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND, 2013

June 17, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off on RECAP: THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND, 2013

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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

BEST IN SHOW: ART BASEL HONG KONG RECAP

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off on BEST IN SHOW: ART BASEL HONG KONG RECAP

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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