Damien Hirst takes on Qatar with his spectacular artwork

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 26 November 2013

Famed artist Damien Hirst has opened his largest retrospective in the Qatari capital of Doha. And ‘extraordinary logistics’ went into staging it—the Qatari Emiri Air Force was enlisted to transport some artwork, and the oil company Shell provided purified water for the formaldehyde-tank sculptures. Fly larvae for Hirst’s installation One Thousand Years were flown business […]

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Damien Hirst’s book of ABC for children

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By Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Controversial 1995 Turner Prizer winner Damien Hirst has turned to appealing to a whole new demographic: kids. His latest project is an ABC picture book containing his works (D is for that diamond skull; while L is for his 1994 work of a lamb soaked in a tank of formaldehyde). Does sound like an alphabet […]

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The Wellington Club: a grungy art bar hangout in London

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By Jonny Burt in Cool Travel on Tuesday 26 February 2013

I recently visited The Wellington Club in the heart of Knightsbridge, London, for a magazine launch in which my artwork was featured. Decorated with original works by Damien Hirst and Banksy, hosted by a DJ who must surely have hijacked my iPod playlist, and designed on themes of decadence, promiscuity and urban rebellion, treading into […]

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Damien Hirst’s latest work made from dead insects

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 27 December 2012

Controversial artist Damien Hirst’s latest series of work, entitled ‘Entomology’, is made up of hundreds of different insect species. The insects are placed in various geometric designs to form intricate patterns, and then the insects are coated in gloss paint. The title of this specific piece, Capaneus, is derived from Dante’s epic Latin poem, “Thebaid”. Like Hirst’s pervious works, this series is not for the squeamish.

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Henry Hargreaves recreates Damien Hirst art from M&Ms

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 24 April 2012

Henry Hargreaves has always been fascinated by Damien Hirst’s work and that boarder of what is and isn’t considered ‘Art.’

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How To Kill The Artist by Laurina Paperina

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Friday 25 March 2011

Laurina Paperina loves contemporary art, especially contemporary artists. She loves them so much that she has several videos depicting ways in which she would kill them. Like Marina Abramovic dying from running into her lover several times naked, or Takashi Murakami being eaten by one of his flowers, or Damien Hirst being attacked by butterflies! Apparently you can love anybody to death.

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Prangsta Costumiers

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By Miss Cakehead in Cool Travel on Monday 31 January 2011

Prangsta Costumiers is a one-of-a-kind costume hire store. Indeed, stepping through its doors is often compared to entering into a real-life fairytale. The store’s owner, Melanie Wilson, has carved out a niche for herself that has even seen her costumes appear in Vogue, and worn by artists such as Damien Hirst.

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The New English

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To be the Vivienne Westwood of the tableware world is one of Paul Bishop’s many ambitions for his budding dinnerware company, The New English. To reinvent tabletop ceramics with a radically different, exceedingly more contemporary look, is another. And he does mean radical: skeletons, bugs, striking tattoo imagery, and anatomic drawings in bold colors with delicate beauty grace his collection where dated flowers and simple patterns normally lie.

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