Hikari Yokoyama and Damien Hirst - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 which was held at Earl's Court in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Damien Hirst and Guest - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 which was held at Earl's Court in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Celebrities arrive at Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone
Vodka bottles, pregnancy tests, tampons, cigarette butts, and an unmade bed can all be yours for a bargainous price.
Tracey Emin's infamous art installation 'My Bed' is to go onsale via a Christie's auction for the purportedly bargain guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2 million. Whilst not exactly a pocket money purchase for most of the population, the price has been reportedly criticised for being too low for the British artist's seminal work.
Tracey Emin's Famous Art Installation 'My Bed' Will Be Auctioned Off By Charles Saatchi.
'My Bed; currently belongs to the noted art collector and former husband to Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi, who purchased the work from Emin for £150,000 after they met in a Mayfair café in 2000. Saatchi last year announced his decision to trim his collection by putting in place plans to auction 50 of his largest sculptures and installations.
Continue reading: Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' To Sell For A Snip... Sort Of
The Turner Prize nominees have been announced and a 'Youtube' artist is among the shortlisted.
How times have changed in the art world, this year’s Turner Prize nominees have been announced for the 30th anniversary of the sometimes controversial award. Showing the all inclusiveness of art in the 21st century a YouTube artist is among the hopefuls competing for the £25,000 prize.
Damien Hirst's autobiography will be ghost-written by the award winning author of Keith Richards' memoir, Life.
Damien Hirst's autobiography is to be ghost written by James Fox - who worked with Keith Richards on his 2010 memoir Life - and will be released by Viking Penguin next autumn. The publisher promises it will cover everything from Hirst's childhood in Leeds to his rise to become the world's most successful artist.
Damien Hirst At The Tate Modern
"They are a very cool and creative publisher with a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm. They care about all their readers from top to bottom and are not afraid of pushing the boundaries," said the artist.
Continue reading: Damien Hirst Autobiography: From Semi-Criminal, To Multi-Millionaire
The Turner Prize-winning artist attended the ceremony as his alter-ego, Claire.
Artist Grayson Perry has been honoured at Buckingham Palace as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in return for what he says was "30 years of hard graft," according to The Telegraph.
Grayson Perry Collected His CBE Dressed Glamorously As His Alter-Ego, Claire.
The self-styled transvestite potter arrived at the palace resplendent in a shimmering blue satin and lace dress and bolero along with an elaborate ostrich feather hat, described by Perry himself as an "Italian mother-of-the-bride" outfit.
A pair of Damien Hirst paintings have been stolen from a London gallery.
The Exhibitionist Gallery in Notting Hill, London, found itself the subject of an art heist on Monday, as two Damien Hirst paintings were stolen in the early hours of the morning. According to Scotland Yard, via Sky News, the artworks are worth around £33,000 in total. The thief (or thieves) were anything but inconspicuous. Police on the scene reports that a suspect forced open the front door to the gallery, moved out the paintings and drove away in in a dark-coloured hatchback-type vehicle towards Ladbroke Grove.
The stolen paintings were valued at over £30,000 together.
The larger of the two stolen paintings is titled Pyronin Y. It was created in 2005 and its value is estimated at £15,000. The other piece is Oleoylsarcosine and was created in 2008. It is worth £18,000. Both feature Hirst’s signature instantly recognisable multicolored dots and both have been signed by the artist. The police are working on the assumption that the pieces were clearly visible in the back of the car and were therefore likely to be seen by passersby. Anyone with information on the high-profile case is being urged to come forward.
Continue reading: London Gallery Robbed Of Two Damien Hirst Paintings In Broad Daylight
Not just Hirst either; Perry slams "most contemporary art" ahead of this year's Reith Lectures.
Award-winning artist Grayson Perry will deliver this year's Reith lectures which will be aired on BBC Radio 4. Perry rose to household name prominence last year with his 3-part television show All In The Best Possible Taste that examined the class divides and particularities within Britain, culminating in a tapestry exhibition that is currently touring the country.
Grayson Perry Will Deliver This Year's Reith Lectures For BBC Radio 4.
The Turner Prize-winning artist will present this year's Reith lectures in a series titled Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery which will consider the state of art in the 21st century as well as how the art market works. Ahead of the lectures in October and November, Perry had a few words to dish out about other British artists, and not all of them were of praise.
Continue reading: Tatty? Hackneyed? Let's Just Say Grayson Perry's Not A Damien Hirst Fan
David Shrigley has been installed as the 2/1 favourite to win the Turner Prize in December.
Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, the director of Blur's 2009 track Good Song, has been installed as the 2/1 favourite for this year's Turner Prize. Shrigley is best known for his humorous line drawings, though also makes sculptures, animated films, photographs and paintings. Additionally, his jokes and commentaries have appeared on greetings cards as well as in records by Scottish band Franz Ferdinand and Talking Heads singer-songwriter David Byrne.
His latest exhibition, Brain Activity at London's Hayward Gallery, was nominated for its "comprehensive overview" that revealed Shrigley's "black humour, macabre intelligence and infinite jest." This year's Turner exhibition will be held at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry, the UK's City of Culture of 2013, and sees Shrigley up against Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, French installation artist Laure Prouvost and British-German performance artist Tino Sehgal.
Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded to a contemporary artist under the age of 50, living, working or born in Britain who is judged to have put on the best exhibition of the past 12 months. The winner will receive £25,000 at an awards ceremony on December 2, while past winners have include Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and last year's recipient, Elizabeth Price.
Continue reading: Blur Music Video Director Is 2/1 Favourite For Turner Prize 2013
Last night's Brits were an utter yawn fest, so says us
Awards ceremonies are supposed to make you laugh. They’re supposed to make you cry. They’re supposed to make you angry. They’re supposed to shock the living daylights out of you. They are supposed to provide some serious ‘water cooler’ moments for you to talk about at work the next day. Did The Brits do any of these things? Did they heck. The most animated we got last night was when we managed to muster up the energy to actually yawn.
Damien Hirst's infamous polka dot design has been applied to The Brit Award statue ahead of the announcement of 2013's shortlists. Hirst follows in the footprints of Vivienne Westwood and Sir Peter Blake in redesigning the iconic statuette.
Hirst said he is "honoured" to have been asked to contribute the design.
"It has become such an iconic award, I love the Brits," he said. "Damien is truly one of the most important British artists and his reimagining of the statue will make winning a 2013 Brit an even more special proposition," said Brits chairman David Joseph.
Continue reading: The Brit Awards Statue To Leave In A Hirst
James Corden’s stuttering performance under pressure at last year’s BRIT Awards ultimately hasn’t ruined his chances of being asked back, with the event confirming that the actor and comedian will be returning to host the music awards in 2013.
The televised awards descended into controversy this year after Corden was ordered by production to tell best British album winner Adele to cut her acceptance speech short so that they’d have time to show all of Blur’s performance. Unhappy with that, Adele flipped the bird at the cameras and the event came under criticism for essentially telling the night’s biggest winner to get off stage.
Corden will be hoping that there’ll be no repeat of that this time round, with the organizers having hopefully learnt their lesson. In addition to his confirmation to return, organizers have also revealed that Damien Hirst will follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter Blake and Dame Vivienne Westwood in designing the statuette to be handed out to winners in 2013. According to the Telegraph, BRITS chairman David Joseph said: "We are delighted that Damien will become the third extraordinary creative Briton to re-imagine the Brit statue. He is truly one of the most important British artists ever and his unique vision will make winning a 2013 Brit an even more special proposition."