Posts Tagged: Damien Hirst

Malevich on the Beach

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Damien Hirst created 1347 spot paintings (and counting). Kasimir Malevich was less entrepreneurial. After his 1915 Black Circle he returned to the theme just a few times. A rare 1922 Black Circle, oil… More ›

Google, the Instant Art Critic

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Critical Theory has a funny post on how Google’s auto-complete feature critiques the philosophers. I tried their gimmick with some contemporary artists. Just type an artist’s name into a… More ›

To Infinity and Beyond

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Damien Hirst says there are exactly 1347 spot paintings. For now. The New York Times quotes Oliver Barker of Sotheby’s: “He has made no secret of the fact that the spot paintings were an… More ›

Art Fact: Damien Hirst

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• An upcoming Damien Hirst catalog will list 1,400 spot paintings. • Some collectors are relieved at how low that number is. It had been speculated that Hirst’s busy workshop churned out up… More ›

MOCA Can’t Afford Hirst Skull

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The Economist reports that the Damien Hirst show, opening April 4 at the Tate Modern, “was meant to travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, but it has been put on… More ›

“Paul Thek: Diver” at the Hammer

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Susan Sontag dedicated two books to Paul Thek, and Andy Warhol rated him one of “The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys” for an ever-inconclusive film project. Jeez: Can anybody’s art… More ›

“Gold Hovercraft” Award for Michael Govan?

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The Toronto Star has named Michael Govan the person to watch in the visual arts — not just in 2010 but throughout the upcoming decade. It’s good to hear that Canadians are taking note of the… More ›