Tag results for: Damien Hirst

AKA Peace – Decommissioned AK-47 Assault Rifles Exhibition | London

It is a chilling fact to know that the AK-47–short for Avtomat Kalashnikova 47–is the most widely used assault rifle in the world. Developed by the Russians in 1947, it became the assault rifle of choice from armies to rebels the world over. British photographer Bran Symondson …

2012 London Olympics – Closing Ceremony | Featuring Union Jack Flag By Damien Hirst

The closing ceremony of the London Olympics last Sunday was a fittingly elaborate three-hour coda to the Games, featuring, in the words of the organizers, a “celebration of all that’s good about London, British people, our music and our culture.” There were high-profile personalities from the worlds …

Tate Modern – Damien Hirst: For The Love of God | Video

The new Retrospective Exhibition of Damien Hirst just opened its doors yesterday at Tate Modern in London. One of the iconic pieces from Hirst, if not the whole contemporary world, is the platinum dipped and diamond encrusted skull, For The Love of God, which was produced in 2007. It …

Damien Hirst – New Website Launch

British artist Damien Hirst is making full use of modern technology with his brand new website. Besides the usual content relating to the artist, his website shows a live feed from his studio for our viewing pleasure. Although you may not find Hirst painting away at all …

Tate Modern – Damien Hirst: Retrospective Exhibition | London

Here’s Damien Hirst on the topic of the Tate Modern: “No way. Museums are for dead artists. I’d never show my work in the Tate. You’d never get me in that place.” This is the same Damien Hirst who’d asserted in 2008 that he was done with …

David Choe – Facebook Shares Value Around $200 Million

If you haven’t yet, mark yesterday on your calendar as the true start of social media dominance. After years of hearsay, Facebook finally filed its S1 registration with the Security & Exchange Commission (SEC).  The filling not only gets Facebook that much closer to its IPO on …

Damien Hirst – Spot Prints Exhibition | London

In 2008, following a two-day auction through Sotheby’s of 223 artworks by Damien Hirst (which raked in a staggering $200.7 million), the controversial artist declared that he would no longer produce his signature spot paintings. Hirst has since changed his mind (in spectacular fashion): not only is …

Gagosian Gallery x Damien Hirst – “Spots” Paintings To Exhibit In 11 Galleries World Wide

The title of this story should be “A Cautionary Tale of Never Say Never”. But when the central figure is artist Damien Hirst, somehow the definition of “never” is contorted. After sidelined his dealer and one of the most powerful gallerists, Larry Gagosian, when he dealt directly …