Damien Hirst

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LONDON — For the fifth edition of the Sculpture in the City public art exhibition, towering names in contemporary art like Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst, and Kris Martin have sculptures alongside the financial district’s skyscrapers.

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Slouching Towards Banksy’s Dismaland

by RJ Rushmore on September 25, 2015

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WESTON-SUPER-MARE, UK — Someone really should have sent a disgruntled teenager to review Dismaland, the latest Banksy extravaganza: part amusement park, part art exhibition tucked away in an abandoned former resort complex at the British seaside town of Weston-super-Mare.

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Donald Trump came under fire again this week after making some pretty outrageous statements about GOP presidential rival Carly Fiorina’s face, so it’s especially timely that someone on the internet gifted us with “Paint with Donald Trump,” a website that lets you paint with eight of Trump’s most ridiculous expressions.

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When We Fall Out of Love with Artists

by Seph Rodney on September 10, 2015

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What does it say about the character of art audiences when artists who had previously been adored fall out of fashion and have scorn piled on them?

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In Brief

Wanna Work for Damien Hirst?

by Benjamin Sutton on March 11, 2015

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Are you a photorealist painter? Are you looking for a full-time job? Are you based in (or willing to move to) London or Devon?

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LONDON — Belgian artist Luc Tuymans, known for his paintings that rework existing photographic source material, has been found guilty of plagiarism in a European court for using a copyrighted photograph as the inspiration for an artwork.

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Damien Hirst has demanded that an early spot painting be returned to him and destroyed after its current owner sought to sell it, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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Hirst Forgery Juror Speaks

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 18, 2014

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A Florida pastor’s recent conviction for selling forged Damien Hirst spin paintings provided an absurdist twist to the tired art-scam narrative. Witness: a clergyman debunked by Science Ltd. (the name of Hirst’s studio).

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Kevin Sutherland, the Florida pastor on trial for attempting to sell counterfeit Damien Hirst works, has been convicted in New York State Supreme Court. Jurors found Sutherland guilty of attempted grand larceny in the second degree.

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Who says you actually have to remember your life to write about it? Damien Hirst has announced he is publishing his autobiography, despite the fact friends say the enfant terrible of enfants terribles (the Young British Artists) can’t remember a 10-year period that began in his 20s, according to the Daily Mail.

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