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Turner Prize 2016 Shortlist: I Like Big Butt Sculptures And I Cannot Lie

The 2016 shortlist for the highly coveted Turner Prize has finally been announced, and everyone's talking about one particular installation by Anthea Hamilton - because it's a massive butt. But we're here to tell you...

Damien Hirst's Preserved Animal Carcass Artworks Leaked Poisonous Gas

Some of British artist Damien Hirst’s most famous pieces, involving dead animals being preserved in glass tanks, leaked dangerous levels of formaldehyde gas during a show at London’s Tate Modern gallery four years ago.Researchers writing...

Kate Bush, Ed Sheeran Among Guests At Sir Elton John's Wedding

Sir Elton John got married on Sunday (21.12.14) in front of guests including Ed Sheeran and Kate Bush.The 'Your Song' singer officially wed his partner, film producer David Furnish, in a ceremony at their estate...

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

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

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

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

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...

Grayson Perry Collects Cbe In 'Mother-of-the-bride' Dress At Buckingham Palace

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

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

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,...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

Olsen Twins Design $55,000 Backpack With Damien Hirst

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...

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

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...

Artist Kills 9,000 Butterflies: Damien Hirst Responsible For The Butterfly Massacre Of 2012?

The news that an artist kills 9,000 butterflies would likely make national news for a day or two, with animal rights being a hot topic in most Western societies, but when an artist with Damien...

Damien Hirst's Bronze Statue Verity: How Has It Gone Down In The Sleepy Devon Town Of Ilfracombe?

Damien Hirst’s latest piece, a 20.25m (66ft) bronze artwork - known as Verity - is being installed in the Devon seaside town of Ilfracombe. But how will the town - so intent on thrusting itself...

British Seaside Town Gets New Damien Hirst Art Installation

Art eh. There you are, enjoying the lovely view from the bedroom window of your house, it looking out into a wonderful picturesque seaside town; perhaps you can even see the sea. Then, one day...

Homeless Russian Artist Defaces Rothko Mural In The Name Of "Yellowism"

Vladimir Umanets,a Russian artist and co-founder of the concept of 'Yellowism' , admitted to signing the Mark Rothko mural from his Seagram collection. He does not, however, believe that he has committed an...

Turner Prize Nominees: Will The Notoriety Continue In 2012?

The Turner Prize has traditionally been surrounded by controversy and, in many respects, disdain. For British artists, to win the Turner Prize may be the achievement of a lifetime, but for many of the viewing...

Damien Hirst Retrospective Breaks Tate Modern Record

The Damien Hirst Retrospective exhibition, held at The Tate Modern has become the most visited solo exhibition at the London gallery, reports The BBC. It has also become the second most visited exhibition by any...

David And Victoria Beckham Get Harper Designer Painting

David and Victoria Beckham had Damien Hirst create an artwork for their baby daughter's bedroom.The couple asked the famous artist - whose previous works have included a shark pickled in formaldehyde - to create a...

Damien Hirst Creates Guitar Art For Joe Strummer Raffle

Renowned British artist Damien Hirst has unveiled two special charity pieces to mark the 10th anniversary of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer's death.Hirst has painted a Fender Telecaster electric guitar in his celebrated spot form,...

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