Damien Hirst

Biography

Damien Hirst was born in 1965, in Bristol. From 1986 to 1989 he studied a fine art degree at Goldsmith's College, University of London. He said he chose this course as it was not specifically based to just painting, or just sculpture. It was general and this was what he was looking for.

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Lily Allen releases unofficial World Cup song for free

12th June 2014 -

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Lily Allen has made her unofficial World Cup anthem 'Bass Like Home' available as a free download.The 29-year-old pop star recorded the song to support the England team as they try and win the international...

Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' To Sell For A Snip... Sort Of

27th May 2014 -

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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...

Leonardo DiCaprio auctions off space voyage

23rd May 2014 -

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Leonardo DiCaprio has auctioned off a space voyage with him for $1.5 million.The 39-year-old star has sold the chance to be his intergalactic travel companion at this year's amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, at the...

Turner Prize 2014 Shortlist: YouTube Artist Among Nominees In 'Most Accessible' List Yet

7th May 2014 -

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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...

Damien Hirst Autobiography: From Semi-Criminal, To Multi-Millionaire

8th April 2014 -

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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...

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8th April 2014 -

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Controversial British artist Damien Hirst has signed a deal to publish his autobiography. He will collaborate on the book with journalist James Fox, who worked on Keith Richards' successful memoir Life.

Grayson Perry Collects CBE In 'Mother-Of-The-Bride' Dress At Buckingham Palace

24th January 2014 -

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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...

David Beckham hangs £600k heart in Harper's room

12th January 2014 -

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David Beckham has put a £600,000 heart painting on his two-year-old daughter's wall.The piece - called 'Daddy's Girl' - is by artist Damien Hirst, who is a close friend of the retired soccer star, and...

London Gallery Robbed Of Two Damien Hirst Paintings In Broad Daylight

11th December 2013 -

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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,...

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11th December 2013 -

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Two of Damien Hirst's iconic 'spot' pieces have been stolen from a gallery in London. The artwork, worth around $49,500 (£33,000) was taken from the Exhibitionist Gallery in Notting Hill, west London in the early...

Pharrell Williams attends dinner in honour of Tracey Emin

5th December 2013 -

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Pharrell Williams attended a dinner party in honour of British artist Tracey Emin in Miami on Wednesday night (04.12.13).The 40-year-old musician took his wife Helen Lasichanh to the bash which celebrated Emin's first American solo...

Philip Treacy designs 2014 Brit Awards trophy

28th November 2013 -

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Philip Treacy is designing the 2014 Brit Awards statue.The acclaimed milliner has taken inspiration from the punk movement to put his own spin on the iconic trophy ahead of the annual music awards ceremony, which...

Tatty? Hackneyed? Let's Just Say Grayson Perry's Not A Damien Hirst Fan

8th October 2013 -

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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...

Ronnie O'sullivan And Celebrity Pals Got Ronnie Wood Clean

7th October 2013 -

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Top snooker player Ronnie O'sullivan has revealed how he enlisted the help of artist Damien Hirst and former Pulp star Antony Genn to get Ronnie Wood into rehab.The world snooker champion and the Rolling Stone...

Damien Hirst collaborates with Alexander McQueen

13th August 2013 -

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Damien Hirst will collaborate with Alexander McQueen to celebrate a decade of the brand's famous skull-print scarf.The British artist will create 30 designs based on the iconic piece to honour its tenth year on sale,...

Lady Gaga spends £40k on 'Art Is Present' stone

29th July 2013 -

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Lady Gaga spent £40,000 on an 'Art Is Present' stone. The 27-year-old singer purchased the lavish stone at an event thrown by the Watermill Center's Big Bang Benefit just outside New York City on Saturday...

Lady Gaga buys boyfriend £37,000 bag

4th July 2013 -

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Lady Gaga has bought her boyfriend a £37,000 backpack for his birthday.The 'Born This Way' hitmaker treated 'Chicago Fire' actor Taylor Kinney - who she has been dating for two years - to a crocodile...

The Dave Stewart: Jumpin' Jack Flash & The Suicide Blonde Exhibition Will Feature Iconic Photographs Of Damien Hirst, Mick Jagger, Demi Moore Plus Many More

2nd July 2013 -

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Morrison Hotel Gallery is excited to present a special photography exhibit by one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry, Dave Stewart: Jumpin' Jack Flash & The Suicide Blonde, will open...

Swizz Beatz Collaborating With Damien Hirst

6th June 2013 -

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Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz is working on a top secret collaboration with celebrated British artist Damien Hirst.The star, who is married to singer Alicia Keys, sparked an online frenzy last week (28May13) when he posted...

Blur Music Video Director Is 2/1 Favourite For Turner Prize 2013

25th April 2013 -

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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...

Adele feels 'too young' to write autobiography

17th April 2013 -

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Adele feels ''too young'' to write an autobiography.The 24-year-old singer, who was recently named the UK's richest young musician at £30 million, reportedly turned down a seven figure sum offered by Harper Collins to pen...

30 Seconds to Mars launch single from space

19th March 2013 -

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30 Seconds to Mars have launched their new single from space.The rockers - comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević - announced their fourth album, 'Love Lust + Faith Dreams', will be released...

Brit Awards 2013 - Why They Were The Blandest Brits, And Who Should Have Won...

21st February 2013 -

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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...

The Brit Awards Statue To Leave In A Hirst

10th January 2013 -

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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...

BRIT Awards statue unveiled

10th January 2013 -

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The BRIT Awards statues have been unveiled. The trophies which will be given to winners at the annual music industry awards ceremony have this year been designed by artist Damien Hirst, and see the statuette...

Olsen Twins Design $55,000 Backpack With Damien Hirst

7th December 2012 -

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Twin moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with celebrated artist Damien Hirst to design a limited edition $55,000 (£34,375) backpack.The actresses-turned-fashionistas have made just 12 of the black patent, Nile crocodile leather bags...

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 55k bag

7th December 2012 -

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have designed a $55,000 handbag.The designer siblings teamed up with renowned artist Damien Hirst to create the limited-edition backpack for their upmarket fashion line The Row, which has been dubbed ''wearable...

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29th November 2012 -

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British artist Damien Hirst will design the trophy for next year's (12) Brit Awards. He follows in the footsteps of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Sir Peter Blake, who have both previously fashioned the statuettes.

James Corden To Return As BRIT Awards Host; Damien Hirst To Design Statuette

29th November 2012 -

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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...

James Corden to host BRITs again

29th November 2012 -

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James Corden will host the BRIT Awards in 2013.The 'Gavin and Stacey' comedian will front the biggest night in the British music industry for a third year running when it is staged in February.James will...

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bluebottle

Come on Mark, It was first put up for sale at $3M. In any case, well done. j

4 years 7 months ago
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Mark Datter

THE ASTRONOMICAL NEW HISTORY OF ARTFollowing Damien Hirst’s £50 million “For the love of God”, I have decided to put my painting “The eternal and infinite universe (94)” on the market for £50 million and one pence. This work, painted in 1994, November, carried a brief explanation of the universe as eternal and infinite, reasoning that the visible universe should be accelerating apart (in a way that also explained the ‘clumping of matter’ phenomenon). It also provided an explanation for Olbers paradox, in an infinite universe, in terms of basic physics. The painting was publicly exhibited first in Jan 1995 with a price of £7 million.Gathering observations of supernovae about two-to-three years later showed the universe was accelerating apart (against all the expectations of astrophysicists) affirming the theory in the painting.Naturally, if the universe is infinite and eternal (something we can never know for sure) then everything is ultimately unfathomable. Maybe that is why the universe becomes more understandable ultimately to an artist than to scientists.The new price reflects the painting’s (not yet widely known) unique achievement in the history of art and the history of understanding the universe: two histories that should converge, as they do in this work.Mark Bridger

7 years 1 month ago
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