Damien Hirst

Why 'I Could Have Done That' Hurts Contemporary Art

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

"I could have done that". The usual utterance when observing a piece of contemporary art. In fact, it's these five words that create the hostility and scepticism towards modern and abstract that we see today. Is this hostility justified? Only if you've got a reason beyond the fact it's within your capabilities.

Is He Taking The Mickey? Damien Hirst Recreates Disney's Mouse (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

He built a name and a fortune with formaldehyde-preserved animals, live butterflies and a rotting cow head. Now Damien Hirst has returned to his t...

Funny Tweets Of The Week: Starring Nelson Mandela, Beyoncé, The Pope And More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

In death, as less-so in life, Nelson Mandela has been dominating Twitter. And thus, this week's round-up leads with tweets about his memorial... th...

Damien Hirst Artworks Stolen From Notting Hill Gallery

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Two signed Damien Hirst paintings worth £33,000 have been stolen from a gallery in London, Scotland Yard said. The pieces, worth a combined £33,0...

The Art Attack of Vermilion Hook

Jason Holmes | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It makes sense to exhibit this kind of art in one of Soho's more rebellious corners. The space chosen by Vermilion Hook lies beneath Marshall Street in the basement salon belonging to designer and tailor, Mark Powell.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in Qatar

Graham Sheffield | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Graham Sheffield

The concerts were part of the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, a collaboration between the British Council and Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) to develop links across culture, education, science and sport... At a time when Qatar is coming under international scrutiny like never before, particularly as hosts of the 2022 football World Cup , initiatives like this represent an opportunity for our two countries to learn about each other.

Famous Creatives Reveal Their Top Tips On Getting Inspired

Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Letting your imagination run wild is easier said than done when it has to share a space with everything else that’s going on in your head. With ever...

Paint It Black: Art Hits the Canvas

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Durham-born Neil Stokoe, a painter whose quarried face stares balefully at the world, has described his work as 'fatalistic', but he does not go far enough.

The Brandhorst Museum in Munich

Stuart Forster | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The Brandhorst Museum is a relatively recent addition to the Kunstareal (meaning 'art area'), which is home to a concentration of galleries and museum...

Is Digital Art the Real Thing?

Tamara Sword | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Is Emin right? In a world where we spend an increasing part of our lives staring at screens, could Digital Art give us a moment to "think about things we feel"? Can it rescue us from the constant commerce by communicating to us in the medium of our time, or is Digital Art simply a poor substitute for The Real Thing?

Damien Hirst's Brit Trophies Ready For Big Night

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Damien Hirst's Brit Award trophies have been delivered to ceremony bosses ahead of tonight's glitzy show. The artist is the latest designer to put ...

We Just Won a Damien Hirst!

Josef O'Connor | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home
Josef O'Connor

At 6ft tall, the package was tubular in shape and large enough to contain a shark - crushing my mother's hopes for a diamond skull. Without a van to drive us back to my studio the only clear option was a ride on the 73 bus, with the Damien Hirst reclining on the seat beside me.

Damien Hirst Goes Spotty With Brit Statue

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | Home

Damien Hirst has redesigned this year's Brit Award statue. Perhaps appropriately for an award ceremony many people believe enjoyed its best days ba...

'The Beckhams Are Insufferable & Should Be Flogged'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

He's most recently taken aim at the Royal Family, Sir Paul McCartney and the London Olympics. Now Morrissey has another target in his crosshairs -...

Record-Breaker

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2013 | Home

Damien Hirst's solo show, complete with a rotting cow's head and a shark suspended in formaldehyde, helped Tate Modern attract a record-breaking 5.3 m...

Which Comedian Has Painted Philip Schofield In Hell?

Posted 13.02.2013 | Home

Any celebrities who have been on the receiving end of one of Harry Hill's surreal jibes on TV Burp will be well aware of the comedian's unique sense o...

Sam Parker

2012's Biggest Art Moments

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home

What have been your biggest art stories of the past 12 months? Picking just ten was difficult. In a year that saw London show off the best of Briti...

Sam Parker

Cultural Icon Of The Year: Cast Your Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home

After 430 years observing the Gregorian calendar, we've become a species of habits. At this time of year chief among them is looking back on the pr...

He's Doing It AGAIN

PA | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

James Corden is set to return to presenting duties for next year's Brit Awards - while controversial artist Damien Hirst will design the statuette. ...

You Might Be Able to Play the Viola, the Tuba and the Concertina, but I Can Play the iPad

Matthew Phillips | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Tech
Matthew Phillips

Imagine teaching Jackson Pollock how to correctly apply a paintbrush, or reprimanding Keats and Nabokov for their abominable spelling. Likewise, it probably wouldn't have harmed Lou Reed to have learnt how to properly pluck a guitar. Remember, art is not always about godlike displays of virtuosity.

Crisis talks: Time to change the way we communicate the value of art

Adam Stones | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Adam Stones

The art world, and particularly how we foster and develop it in Britain, is in a period of crisis. And if you haven't noticed that, then it's a worrying testament to the way we debate and celebrate the creative processes in this country.

Damien Hirst's Naked Pregnant Woman Erected In Devon

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2012 | Home

Damien Hirst's controversial statue of a naked, pregnant woman wielding a sword has taken her place on a Devon seafront. The 20 metre (66ft) bronze...

Damien Hirst And Others Transform AK-47 Guns For Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 26.09.2012 | Home

A collection of artists as diverse as those involved with the new AKA Peace exhibition should be used to handling unusual materials and objects in the...

Damien Hirst Show Smashes Tate Modern Records

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home

Tate Modern's Damien Hirst exhibition smashed records to become the most popular solo show in the gallery's history, it announced today. The exhibi...

Hirst's 65 Foot Naked Pregnant Woman One Step Closer To Decorating Devon Coast

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

Damien Hirst's plan to decorate a small seaside town with a 65ft-high statue of a naked pregnant woman has gone one step closer to becoming a reality...