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Damien Hirst offers to swap any work for viral duct-tape banana—but Maurizio Cattelan says no

Curator Francesco Bonami has created his own version for the British artist as a consolation prize

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Some of the best places to buy art for a good cause

During the pandemic, buying art delivers the double whammy of donating to charity and owning a work by artists including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Chantal Joffe

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The Buck stopped here

Damien Hirst makes butterfly rainbow for the NHS, while Mark Titchner's uplifting posters pop-up around the UK

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Diary

On the block at Sotheby’s: David Bowie’s wallpaper featuring Lucian Freud nude—and emasculated minotaurs

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Diary

Master of spin? UK health secretary delivers Covid-19 “battle plan” in front of Damien Hirst's painting

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Stratospheric diamonds, rotting sharks and buying Jeff Koons: Damien Hirst answers 100 questions on Instagram

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Art market

Phillips’s sale reveals contemporary art's hottest stars but still misses its low estimate

Auction results this week are expected to be down by almost a quarter signalling a "low tide" in London

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Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m

Softer YBA market faces test as collection amassed by London bond trader goes under the hammer at Phillips next month

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Artists

Damien Hirst sculptures undergo restoration in Gloucestershire ahead of retrospective

Multi-million-pound works spotted outside artist's Stroud studio complex

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Diary

On the brandwagon: artists transform trainers and hatch hoodies

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In the frame

Still a Sensation? Norman Rosenthal co-organises show of new Brit art in Venice

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Damien Hirst’s Venice sculptures to remain part of Palms casino’s collection despite Kaos club closing

The colossal works were part of a $690m overhaul of the Las Vegas resort

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Exhibitions

Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossom paintings to go on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris next year

Former YBA has been back in the studio painting for the past two years

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Frieze London 2019

Something in the stars? Art world goes spiritual

With artists and galleries embracing the new age, is there a commercial pull, too?

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In the frame

Time magazine’s top 100 destinations list includes Damien Hirst’s $100,000-per-night Las Vegas suite

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Exclusive: Damien Hirst channels Jackson Pollock for latest works

We take a sneak peek inside the British artist's studio to see him creating his Blossom paintings

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Blossoming artist: Damien Hirst on returning to the studio, fluorescent florals and the 'muppets' in government

Hirst has spent the past 18 months in his London studio painting cherry blossom and now, in an exclusive interview, he explains why this new body of work is a matter of life and death

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In the frame

Ey up: Damien Hirst will allas luv t’Yorkshire

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In the frame

Pop Art: George Michael’s YBA collection goes on the block

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Art market

Damien Hirst scales back business activities to focus on making art

The former YBA has laid off 50 staff and bought a £40m studio in Soho, opening next year

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Art market

Rolling with the punches: how the art market bounced back

In 2008, Damien Hirst sold £111m of art as Lehman Brothers collapsed, triggering a financial crisis. A decade on, what has changed?

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In the frame

Kittens, poodles and nudes: Martin Eder’s 'beauty in filth'

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Art market

Damien Hirst’s former manager Frank Dunphy to sell art collection

Sotheby’s auction includes personal works by Hirst gifted to Dunphy, or sketched on the back of restaurant menus

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Art market

A Saatchi for the next generation? Damien Hirst commissions 21 works by emerging artists for new show

Artist mentored Boo Saville, Helen Beard and Sadie Laska, allowing them to create their largest pieces to date in his studios for Newport Street Gallery show

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In the frame

Hirst shark—and Venice shipwreck piece—installed in Las Vegas casino

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Damien Hirst visits Peter Blake in his studio

Heni Talks: Model elephants, collage, and an argument with Joseph Beuys… Two giants of the art world meet

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Then & Now: boom, bust and rebirth of Damien Hirst

How The Art Newspaper has covered the artist's bullish decadence

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First glimpse of Damien Hirst's new series of 'Bonnard-inspired' paintings

Pointillist works are due to go on show at Gagosian gallery in Los Angeles next month

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Damien Hirst to spotify Houghton Hall

Colour Space will show some brand-new works by Damien Hirst

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In the frame

Damien Hirst mockumentary released on Netflix chronicles story behind epic Venice exhibition

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Exhibitions

Damien Hirst gives exhibition to former spot painter Rachel Howard

Howard and John Copeland to take over Newport Street gallery in February

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Exhibitions

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: Details emerge about Damien Hirst’s secretive Venice show

Finished just in time for the Venice Biennale, this project has been 10 years in the making

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Exhibitions

What happens when artists step into buyers' shoes: New Barbican exhibition "Magnificent Obsessions" showcases curio owned by the likes of Warhol and Hirst

Cookie jars and seven-legged lambs invite us to consider how distinctive styles emerged from the building blocks of various visual languages

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Victor Pinchuk

Pinchuk buys panned Hirst paintings

The paintings were shown in the artist's recent White Cube exhibition

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Museums & Heritage

A not so golden Olympics- tourist numbers drop

London’s leading museums lose more than a million visitors during the Games, but Hirst helps Tate Modern buck the trend

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Digital art

Digital art available on S[edition]

Robert Norton and Harry Blain brings the art world online

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Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian plans Hirst catalogue and major multi-venue exhibition as spots take over the world

Just how many spots has Hirst painted in the past 25 years?

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Tate

Donations to UK national museums revealed: Tate receives lion's share

Out of a total of £193m, Tate's gifts by the likes of Hockney, Hirst, Bonnard and Bacon total £147m

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Gagosian hits the ground running in Hong Kong with Damien Hirst exhibition

Many of Hirst's most iconic works will be in attendance

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Young British Artists

Do the Young British Artists remain a 'sensation'?

The debate regarding the relevancy of the Young British Artists as they enter middle age

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Proposals for Hirst and Baselitz shared show at the Albertina abandoned due to artists' objections

The works will be placed in different rooms within the permanent collection after artists were unhappy with ideas for an exhibition displaying them together

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Tate Britain

News bites: the art world celebrates, commemorates, curates, complains, and ... stinks

Dr Penelope Curtis is a renowned scholar but also has a track record—as an exhibited artist

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Art market

A surprise show of strength at Frieze week post-war and contemporary auctions

Houses keep their heads above water with wider international selection

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October 2009

How did the financial downturn impact the market for brand-name artists like Hirst and Murakami?

Both have adopted marketing strategies more typical of luxury goods firms than artists. In 2009 we looked at their market history

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Sotheby's

Post-war and contemporary auction report: Charles Saatchi strikes gold

Saatchi sells two Kippenberger paintings

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Victor Pinchuk

Pinchuk stages Hirst show in Kiev

His Pinchuk Art Centre will play host to over 100 works

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Art market

Diamond skull will go to auction if it fails to sell, says Damien Hirst

"A number of interested individuals are looking to purchase the skull at its full price of $100m"

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon claims his place at the top of the market

As Tate Britain opens a major travelling retrospective, we examine the factors underpinning the meteoric rise in prices for the artist’s work and reveal the identity of his biggest collectors

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Royalty

Revealed: Royal family of Qatar is buyer of world’s most expensive Hirst

The ruling Al-Thanis bought the artist’s Lullaby Spring at Sotheby’s last year for £9.7m and are also believed to have purchased the Rockefeller Rothko for $72.8m

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Collectors

Meet the Danish collector whose Hirsts have just gone on show in Copenhagen

Jyte Dresing has loaned eight works to Copenhagen's Arken Museum of Modern Art

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Collectors

In a new private museum in Kiev billionaire collector unveils Hirst, Koons and Gursky

The Pinchuk Art Center was opened 16 September 2006

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Hirst to fix another formaldehyde installation

All four versions of Mother and Child, Divided, returned to Hirst's studio for conservation

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Collectors

Steve Cohen, billionaire hedge fund manager, is lending works to US and UK museums

This change of stance has attracted controversy

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Grayson Perry

The ceramicist reminisces about his days as a Neo Naturist and other art world gossip

Grayson Perry defrocked

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Artist interview

Art on the air: TV interviews with the tycoon, the craftsman, and the agitator

Damien Hirst on world domination, Grayson Perry on turning to tapestry and Anselm Kiefer on why Americans are hysterical

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Collectors

Carlo Bilotti's plan to open a new contemporary art gallery in Rome will proceed following his death

Late collector’s Hirst “chapel” will still open

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Art market

The Warhol effect : Moving from connoisseurship to brand recognition

How the money men have changed the market

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Damien Hirst in talks to replace rotting shark

The 1991 work, bought by Steve Cohen from Charles Saatchi for £6.5m, has deteriorated because of the way it was made

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Joseph Beuys

Broad Foundation acquires one of the largest groups of work by Beuys in the world

Some will go on show in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art expansion next year

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Damien Hirst conquers Mexico: the biggest collectors in the country are lining up to buy new work by the British artist

Other pieces, including a new version of the shark in a tank, have sold to Korea and the US

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Barbara Kruger

News from London: Kruger’s talking chess set, Hirst goes to Hollywood, and Duran Duran show their sweet tooth

Also featuring parenting tips from Emin and Tate's spiritually uplifting cabaret

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Features

News from New York: Turf wars in Tribeca

Artists, actresses and property developers compete for the best properties in the area

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Publishing

Commercial publishing: Would you pay $250 for this Hirst catalogue?

Published to accompany his show of paintings at Gagosian in New York, it promises much but delivers little

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Gagosian Gallery

Will ex-Gagosian staffers poach his artists?

New Chelsea gallery to show Hirst, Salle and Brown

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Momart fire

Artists sue Momart for £20 million

Solicitors say premises were “a disaster waiting to happen”

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Media & broadcast

Arts on television: Bacon and Hirst as the bad boys of British art

Damien Hirst has carried on Francis Bacon’s violent legacy of “guts, blood and spunk”, but denies any direct inspiration

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Art market

Rumoured sale of Damien Hirst's formaldehyde tiger shark to US billionaire Steve Cohen confirmed by Saatchi Collection

Scepticism surrounds the supposed value of $12 million

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Comment

A blow to Britart as Saatchi's collection is caught in Momart warehouse blaze

Shame on the Schadenfreudians

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MoMA PS1

News from the US: Museum acquisitions and sales, refurbishment highs and lows, and fabulous manuscript donations

Nine Modern paintings from the MoMA collection go on sale at Christie’s this month - is it to fund the purchase of the Hirsts at Tate?

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Artist interview

Interview with Mike Kelley on accumulating the uncanny in his new Tate Liverpool show

The Californian post-conceptualist plays the role of artist, curator and collector in his latest piece

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Rome

Meet the man who wants to open a Hirst chapel in Rome

The Italian collector Carlo Bilotti has commissioned Damien Hirst to create four paintings of the Evangelists which he wants to display in a deconsecrated church

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Gagosian Gallery

News from London: Gagosian grows and grows, as does Tate Magazine, while Lisson and White Cube get into the festive spirit

Meanwhile, a dead animal stirs things up in Camden

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South Korea

C.I. Kim's monumental Britart collection encourages the consumer to dream

The businessman, collector, and artist whose department store museum includes work by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Anthony Gormley

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What's on

Jewellery at D’Offay, censorship at South London Gallery and Jane Simpson at Gagosian

What's on in London: A Martian adventure

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Damien Hirst: A Martian adventure

Jewellery at D’Offay, censorship at South London Gallery and Jane Simpson at Gagosian

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Art market

Post-War and Contemporary sale report: where have all the Warhols gone?

Record prices for Andreas Gursky, Peter Doig, Luciano Fabro and Douglas Gordon

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Art market

Eyestorm, the internet print publishing company, is financially thriving

Launched at the height of the internet boom in 1999, it has to date received $24 million of capital funding

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Charitable Art Auction sale features Brit pack

Artists for the environment

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What's on

A round up of Manhattan art moments reveal a Hirst hidden in the digital dustbin, cuban prints and Kiki's perfectionism

Or your very own “Warhol” portrait for $265

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Art market

Contemporary and Post-war art auction sales do better than expected

Gary Hume, Sam Taylor-Wood and Cecily Brown prove that it’s never too soon to be an auction star

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Art market

Ads for art get professional with a $6 million budget for eyestorm.com

A slick campaign of prominent ads for multiples by contemporary artists is being counted in London, New York and San Francisco

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Media & broadcast

Art in the media: Jarvis Cocker tours Outsider Art, Anish Kapoor shows up in Bordeaux and Damien Hirst’s dentist opens wide

April 1999 provided a particularly nourishing media menu

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Exhibitions

A trio of nineteenth-century paintings shows in England

The Tate Gallery proposes the origins in British art of Symbolism, the Royal Academy investigates fairies, while Manchester presents women Pre-Raphaelites

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Books

Books: Edward Lucie-Smith and the visual arts in the twentieth century

This survey covers everything from Impressionism to Damien Hirst. Have we moved from uniformity to diversity or to post-modern incoherence?

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Art market

Damien Hirst ignites the saleroom with his first appearance in auction

Five bidders competed for a Hirst painting

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Lisson Gallery

News from London: All the Turner prize gossip, while Lopez returns to Spain but Lisson gets bigger

Horsing around at the Serpentine doesn't hit the right spot for Wallinger collector