Fact: British artist Tracey Emin is the latest star to give the Brit award a makeover. Bosses behind the British music award ceremony have previously commissioned Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake to put their own twist on the statuette's design, and now Emin will add her unique touch to next year's (15) trophies.
Fact: 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.
Fact: 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 hours of Monday morning (09Dec13).
Fact: 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.
Fact: David Beckham commissioned artist Damien Hirst to create a painting for his daughter Harper, who turned one last month (Jul12). The lilac heart piece, entitled Daddy's Girl, hangs in the tot's bedroom.
Fact: Artist Damien Hirst will be filmed by the BBC as he paints a portrait of soccer star David Beckham. The piece is expected to fetch millions in an auction for British charity appeal Sports Relief in March (08).
Fact: British artist Damien Hirst has donated four of his pieces to London's Tate gallery, including his famous Mother and Child Divided - cut-up cows in formaldehyde - for which he won the Turner Prize.
Fact: Artist Damien Hirst recruited famed British chef and HELL'S KITCHEN star MARCO PIERRE WHITE to buy the world's largest truffle for him at an international auction held simultaneously in China, England and Italy on Saturday (01Dec07). But White was forced to drop out of the bidding after offers topped $110,000 (GBP55,000). The white fungus eventually went to casino mogul Stanley Ho, who forked over $330,000 (GBP165,000) for the delicacy, according to the New York Post's gossip column, Page Six.
Fact: Damien Hirst has become Britain's highest earning living artist after sales from his recent exhibition reached GBP130 million ($260 million).