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In 2003 Damien Hirst’s ego received an entirely unnecessary boost when he was chosen to be the first artist to have his work sent to Mars. That year, a spot painting by Hirst was placed on the Beagle 2 Mars probe, which was ejected from its mother ship on December 19th and never heard from […]

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Damien Hirst has a show of new work up in London that’s comprised entirely of giant pills. If that sounds like you’ve heard it before, it’s probably because he’s known for doing pill cabinet sculptures as much as he’s known for dead animals in formaldehyde and making colored spots. But these are BIG pills. Those were LITTLE […]

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Artist Damien Hirst‘s plan to build an extension to the UK town of Ilfracombe has passed the initial stage of approval, North Devon Journal reports. The “Southern Extension” will include “750 houses, shops, a new primary school and health care facilities.” Controversy previously sprung up around the proposal in the North Devon Council. Councillor Peter Cresswell raised concerns […]

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Is a site-specific Damien Hirst wall painting still authentic if it’s removed, mounted on an aluminum backing board and framed? Hirst’s company Science Ltd says, nope. Jess Simpson is “not really into Damien Hirst” or Bombay Mix, Damien Hirst’s early site-specific work which was painted on a wall of homeowner Jamie Ritblat in 1988 as a birthday present. Then, the house was […]

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In the most recent issue of The Baffler, Rhonda Lieberman published an extensive piece on the art collectors of the “new Gilded Age.” Almost everyone Lieberman mentions is both obscenely wealthy and exploitative. One of them is Bernie Madoff, whose office art included a four foot screw so expensive that Madoff’s lawyer didn’t want it disclosed […]

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Like a luxury garden gnome, real estate mogul and art collector Aby Rosen has put his 33-foot Damien Hirst sculpture The Virgin Mother out on his front yard, in the upscale neighborhood of Old Westbury, N.Y. The neighbors are so offended by the sculpture, they’ve having a hearing later this month, proposing a local law that will […]

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Famous artist and perpetual merchandize peddler Damien Hirst is working on an autobiography, but it’s missing a couple of years. Hirst is allegedly blanking on his entire 20s (the stage of cognitive development when the frontal lobes of his cerebral cortex were still forming judgement skills for the rest of his life). In the most British way possible, The Guardian reports… Unfortunately, an excessive […]

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On Thursday, the Daily Beast published a wildly speculative article entitled “Is Damien Hirst Behind the Banksy Machine?” According to their theory–which was as pulled out of the ass of a person who specializes in art world PR–Banksy is merely Damien Hirst’s side hobby. Bettina Prentice claims the British stenciler is “a sort of performance […]

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From the artist that brought you luxury trashcans with dots on them and backpacks of pill pins, here is Damien Hirst’s alphabet book for kids! “Each letter is represented by an artwork, or an element of a piece, from my earliest works to my latest series,” as well as being a different type font, Damien […]

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Oh, good. Damien Hirst is still putting spots on things! Apparently Mary Kate ‘n’ Ashley Olsen ‘n’ Hirst collaborated on a series of “luxury backpacks” and they look like this. Since a regular alligator bag like this sells for $35,000, I can only imagine the size of the price-tag that the “curated artistic partnership” slapped on […]

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