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Damien Hirst Designs the 2013 Brit Awards Statue

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 11, 2013
The Brit Awards serve as the British Phonographic Industry’s celebration of music much like the Americans have the Grammys. As we all know, an awards show isn’t complete without a trophy/statue, so it seems only apropos that one of the bi...

TateShots Looks Back On 2012

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2013
Tate – a coalition of four European art galleries that includes the most visited modern art gallery in the world, Tate Modern – curates a YouTube channel with rare behind the scenes footage and exclusive interviews. For the end of the yea...

Damien Hirst x The Row Backpacks

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2012
The partnership between Damien Hirst and CFDA award winners The Row culminates in a backpack collection indicative of both brands’ sensibilities and daring whimsy. Dubbed a study in contrast, The Row’s black patent leather/Nile crocodile...

Damien Hirst “For the Love of God” Exhibition @ I.T Hysan Hong Kong

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 6, 2012
British contemporary artist Damien Hirst readies his “For the Love of God” exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition will showcase photos of Damien Hirst’s classic work For the Love of God – with six photos depicting the diamond-studd...

Damien Hirst’s ‘Verity’ Statue Installed in the UK

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2012
Never one to shy away from controversy, British artist Damien Hirst recently erected Verity, a 20-meter-tall bronze statue near the North Devon town of Ilfracombe. After receiving 100 letters of objection and 177 letters of support of the artwork, th...

Damien Hirst’s “Spin AK47 for Peace Day”

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 3, 2012
Using his signature spin technique, Damien Hirst has crafted an artistic take on one of the world’s most recognizable and destructive weapons, the AK47. Made in collaboration with global peace organization Peace One Day, the project intends to...

Damien Hirst Tribute ‘A Dolphin For Damien’ by Alfonso Batalla

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 28, 2012
Paying homage to Damien Hirst’s famous installation The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living in which a tiger shark is preserved in a display case with formaldehyde, Spanish artist Alfonso Batalla presents a reinterpret...

“The Art of Chess” Exhibition @ Saatchi Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 23, 2012
The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea serves as the upcoming home for a cunning and artistic interpretation of the game of chess. Employing 16 sets in total – crafted by the likes of Tim Noble, Sue Webster, Rachel Whiteread, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCar...

Damien Hirst UK Flag for 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2012
The 2012 London Olympics went out with many a bang, by closing in a spectacular, star-studded affair celebrating some of Britain’s greatest commercial and artistic talents in the worlds of art, music and fashion. One of those special talents be...

TateShots: Michael Craig-Martin on Educating Damien Hirst

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 13, 2012
In honor of Damien Hirst’s retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern, the London gallery caught up with artist, former Goldsmith College teacher and “Young British Artists” mentor Michael Craig-Martin to capture his thoughts on hi...

Damien Hirst Donates Original Spin Painting to Burger King

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 8, 2012
Interesting news from famed artist Damien Hirst arrives with the announcement that he has recently bestowed his painting titled, Beautiful Psychedelic Gherkin Exploding Tomato Sauce All Over Your Face, Flame Grilled Painting 2003, to the Burger King...

Damien Hirst Completes Live-Feed Painting

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 6, 2012
After a one-month fabrication process in which voyeurs were invited to track his progress via live-feed, Damien Hirst has completed his circular canvas with an eight foot diameter – painted in monochromatic sections of bright colors. Officially...

Damien Hirst’s ‘Verity’ Statue Proposal in England

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2012
Never one to shy away from large-scale works with grandiose displays, Damien Hirst has unveiled plans for where he’d like his towering bronze Verity statue to be displayed. Looking to make the piece the “Angel of the West,” the prop...

The Fabrication of Damien Hirst’s New Scalpel Blade Painting

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2012
Following a two-month fabrication process, a time-lapse film of Damien Hirst and his studio assistants crafting a new piece by affixing various sized stainless steel scalpel blades onto a circular black canvas is available for viewing. Destruction Dr...

Damien Hirst’s ‘Cock and Bull’ @ Tramshed Restaurant

ArtsComments ⋅ May 25, 2012
Steak and chicken are usually the order of the day at Mark Hix’s Tramshed – but a slice of treats from artist Damien Hirst is a welcome addition to the culinary palette. Situated high above the floor and specifically crafted for the resta...