DAMIEN HIRST AND THE RICHEST ART DEALER IN THE WORLD PART WAYS
Being brought up as the art world’s biggest ongoing divorce - likely by the same people “reporting” on Katy Perry unfollowing Russell Brand on Twitter - Damien Hirst is leaving his gallery with Larry Gagosian after a 17-year stint. Despite the obvious gossip girl draw of the story, it’s significant for many reasons. An art dealer is half the reason art is sold, and often half the reason it is sold for as much. Gagosian is the biggest art dealer of them all, and Hirst believed the world’s wealthiest artist. So despite Hirst’s tendencies toward polyamory with his gallery relationships (he works with three different galleries worldwide), he will not be represented in New York or Paris. In a world where the dealer is half the reason a piece should be valued (and often even more than that when crazy things happen to the artworks), and where gallery loyalty is valued, to witness the world’s richest living artist jumping ship is an interesting turn of events.
1:23 pm • 18 December 2012 • 6 notes
DAMIEN HIRST’S FLAG AT LONDON OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY
London celebrated the closing of the Summer Olympic ceremonies with many a star-studded bang Sunday night, incorporating many of UK’s most famous celebrities including a much-talked-about reunion by the Spice Girls. Local art icon Damien Hirst also got in on the action with his recreation of the Union Jack in his signature spin-painting motif. Unveiled as part of the event, the piece was Hirsts largets ever, and became a talking point of the entire celebration.
12:57 pm • 14 August 2012 • 8 notes
DAMIEN HIRST RETROSPECTIVE AT TATE MODERN OPENS TODAY
Today in London, the opening of the highly anticipated Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern will have art freaks lined up around the block. Happy Famous Artists have put out a series of sneak peeks, and a huge amount of the one of the most famous working artist in the world’s work from the last three decades fill the museum wing. In all, over 70 pieces will be on display, with illustrations, installations, and paintings all to be admired.
If you’ve been waiting to get one complete package to describe all of the hype that this contemporary art monster has accomplished, this is it. The show runs until September 9th, 2012. Check out further details below.
Damien Hirst Retrospective
London SE1 9TG
April 4th, 2012-September 9th, 2012
6:52 pm • 4 April 2012 • 4 notes