Tag Archives: Damien Hirst


Frieze New York 2016
Installation shot at Frieze.PHOTO COURTESY LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG

Collectors Are Still Buying, But Frieze New York Reflects a Cooled Down Art Market

The fifth edition of Frieze New York kicked off Wednesday morning on Randall’s Island, and while many participating galleries reported strong sales of works in the six-figure range, the prevailing sentiment was that the sales were a lot like the … Read More


Morning Links

Morning Links: Art UK Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More


Auctions Market News
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David Zwirner, Rolf Sachs Among Third Round of Investors in Paddle8

Online art-auction service Paddle8 announced today that it has raised $34 million in Series C funding, the third round of investments raised during the early stages of a company. With the new round of investments, Paddle8 has now raised a total … Read More


Books
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Being a Good Critic in a Bad World: Hal Foster and the Avant-Garde

The title of Hal Foster’s new book Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency is drawn from an oft-quoted maxim of Bertolt Brecht’s: “Don’t start with the good old days, but the bad new ones.” Contending that the last 25 years … Read More


Features The 200 Top Collectors
Sol Lewitt’s collection in his warehouse in Cheshire, Connecticut.JODY DOLE

It Takes One to Know One: Why Artists Make Ideal Collectors

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list. Those who follow the art world and the art market tend to have a set picture of … Read More


News
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Morning Links: Sunburn Art Edition

The Delaware Art Museum has sold Andrew Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland and Winslow Homer’s Milking Time in an effort to replace funds lost to construction debt. [USA Today]MoMA has hired Yasmil Raymond, a Dia Art Foundation curator since 2009, to serve as associate … Read More


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Damien Hirst. Not pictured: Damien Hirst's foreskin. (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

You Can’t Unread This Anecdote About Damien Hirst’s Foreskin

Here’s a thing that just happened. From the first paragraph of The Guardian’s profile of Damien Hirst, published today: During the period he refers to as his “glory years”, Damien Hirst had a favourite gag. He would pull his foreskin through … Read More


Artists
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Damien Hirst on His Love for Snooker

In this week’s issue of The New Yorker, Sam Knight profiles the great, and fairly unstable, British snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan. It’s a great read, not least because Damien Hirst, who is a snooker aficionado, makes a guest appearance to talk … Read More


News
Norman Rockwell's Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon (Puppy Love).


COURTESY NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM COLLECTION, SEPS: CURTIS PUBLISHING, INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

Morning Links: Norman Rockwell Edition

Scott Reyburn on the “bubble that never really bursts.” [The New York Times]The Pompidou in Paris will open pop-up locations across France. [The Art Newspaper]“One of the most unusual auctions of a single collection ever to take place, with lots … Read More


News
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Morning Links: Harun Farocki Edition

Film and video artist Harun Farocki has died at the age of 70. [Artnet]Artist Devin Leonardi has died at 33. [Artforum]The benefactors of Lucien Freud’s $161 million fortune—presumably his many, many children—will remain secret. [The Daily Telegraph via Artnet]Jori Finkel … Read More


Trends
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Show and Tell: The Dos and Don’ts of Studio Visits

Art-world insiders dispense advice on what you should say, how the artist ought to display the work, and which refreshments to serve, if any Read More


Trends
For Mother of Pearl’s autumn/winter collection, the fashion label worked with artist Fred Tomaselli to reinterpret his collages as dresses, sweaters, pants, and sneakers.

Remixing It Up

Dress Up in Your Favorite Fred Tomaselli Read More


Features
Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy exemplify comic grossness in their multimedia piece Caribbean Pirates, 2005.

When Bad Is Good

Artworks that mimic soft porn, showcase embalmed animals, mock the Pope, and otherwise offend propriety are filling auctions, museums, and galleries. Is there anything left to be upset about? Read More


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Jussi Pylkkänen, president of Christie's Europe is concerned about the impact of the resale royalty on the London art market

‘Droit de Suite’ Debate Heats Up

Experts say expanded law will harm U.K. market Read More