Damien Hirst

Earlier this year, I embarked on a journey which saw me take 11 flights, crossing three continents, visiting 11 art galleries in eight cities and sleeping on six couches to amass over 30,000 air miles in just 14 days.
The news that this year’s Turner Prize nominees include a performance artist called Spartacus and a man who fills imaginary
A poll to determine the single artwork that best encapsulates British identity has rated Banksy's image of kissing policemen
A record-breaking show of Lucian Freud paintings will open until midnight for three days to cope with unprecedented visitor
Damien Hirst. The reputation loudly precedes the not-so-young British artist like some diamond encrusted Triumph of skulls
I've always had mixed feeling about Damien Hirst. Sometimes his work is provocative, interesting or beautiful. At other times I think he, more than anyone else, is flying the (invisible flag) for the Emperor's New Clothes.
Coming to the Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern is like coming to see the show you have already seen. Damien Hirst belongs to the collective memory of Britain. And that it is a great achievement for an artist. The maggots, dead or alive; the butterflies, dead or alive; the dots; the spin. The Shark is getting old, so are we.
Damien Hirst, the original Young British Artist, stages a retrospective at the Tate Modern from the 4th April – 9th September
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Damien Hirst poses at the opening of his new retrospective at Tate Modern Fundamental to most people’s resistance to modern
To me, Damien Hirst seemed like a typical bloke in the pub who enjoys a pint and loves talking about football and girls. When I was in his office, he was very excited about the castle he had just bought.
Damien Hirst’s reputation for being money-driven and ostentatious may be further from the mark than we thought: the artist
Absolutely loving the creative and alternative thought process behind Josef Valentino's latest project, #AVERAGEJOE. Watch
There is something incorrigibly smug about the concept behind Damien Hirst’s The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011, in which
Belts may be tightening, libraries may be closing, art funding may be shrinking - but let's look on the bright side this
Painter David Hockney has criticised the likes of Damien Hirst, saying artists should create their own work. Yorkshire-born
As The National Gallery toasts its triumph in gathering most of the world’s surviving da Vinci paintings in one place and
Joan was 84. I met her over perhaps 25 years. She was feisty, redoubtable and with a mind so sharp you could cut cheese with it. She doted on Malcolm and, when he drowned in 2005, it - as you would expect - affected her greatly for the rest of her life. She died from pneumonia, peacefully, in a nursing home near Deal in Kent.