Post Tagged with: "Damien Hirst"

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Charles Thomson: Lies, Damned Lies and Serota at the BBC

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, has used

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the platform of the BBC in a blatant attempt to deceive the nation. Either that or he is genuinely deluded himself. Both options render him unfit for major
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public office. He was confronted on Radio 4 programme The Reunion: 404 Not Found Tate Modern on September 23rd by Sue MacGregor, regarding the Tate’s […]

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London: the place for a painter

This article is essentially


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a follow-up to a piece by The Jackdaw’s editor David Lee, published in The Times 404 Not Found on July 25th of this year. In it he detailed just what a fiasco the Arts Council’s contribution

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to an otherwise successful Olympic year was with £5.4 million spent, and nothing to show for it. “Twelve months on,” he noted, “[and] […]

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1988 … Year zero

… when branding and


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art formed a marriage

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of convenience, argues artist John Kelly. 1988 is the 404 Not Found seminal year, the year that our concepts of art, money and values changed irredeemably. It was the year I came to London as a 23-year-old artist, having taken an opportunity to play league cricket in London. It was a chance for a young […]

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Damien Hirst’s wonder year

Glyn Thompson, the pickler’s first teacher, sets the artist’s early record straight… Hirst scholars will have noted a change in the authorised chronology in


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the Tate Modern Hirst retrospective catalogue to a venerable biographical item, the entry for March 404 Not Found 2002 (The Reliance, Leeds). In the corrected Tate chronology the former title, Damien Hirst’s Art Education, now reads as Fountain Footnotes

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