January 8, 2014 |
Damien Hirst has paid Walt Disney the ultimate compliment by creating a new painting of Mickey Mouse done in the style of the artist's spot paintings. The provocative British artist unveiled his "Mickey" painting on his official website Wednesday, saying that the work will be offered for sale at a Christie's auction in London in February to benefit Kids Company, a British charity that provides assistance for youth. Hirst's website stated that the artist made the "Mickey" painting at "the invitation of Disney.
December 26, 2013 |
While some in the upper echelons of the fashion industry may profess fatigue at the high-low match-up of mass retailers and fashion brands, the desire for somewhat more affordable takes on designer styles doesn't seem to be waning. After all, who doesn't want more style for less? Here is a look at some of the latest fashion and beauty collaborations. Damien Hirst & Alexander McQueen Marking the 10th anniversary of the late legendary designer Alexander McQueen's iconic skull scarf, the fashion house has teamed up with a fellow Brit, artist Damien Hirst, to create a limited-edition scarf collection featuring kaleidoscopic skull motifs and patterns of insects adapted from the artist's “Entomology” series.
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October 3, 2013 |
Two Laguna Beach men have been arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit artwork, Laguna Beach police said Thursday. Vincent Lopreto, 48, and Ronald Bell, 49, are accused of selling fake artwork that they claimed was by Damien Hirst, an English-born artist who has exhibited throughout the world, online and through auction houses. Both men are accused of first-degree identity theft and operating a scheme to defraud. They are being held at the Orange County jail awaiting extradition to New York, where the investigation began.
June 2, 2013 |
BEIJING - As the world's top collectors, gallerists and dealers converged in Hong Kong a week ago for Art Basel, the city's inaugural edition of one of the world's premier art shows, a very different kind of art venture was launching in the mainland: an online platform for buying affordable art. At the Hong Kong fair, works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei and other international masters were sold for millions to wealthy individuals who...
March 3, 2013 |
Just One Eye is more than meets the ... well never mind, no cliche could do it justice. Part luxury boutique, part art gallery, part bricks-and-mortar manifestation of a digital storefront, it stocks the cream of the eclectic crop - including $65 GoFast Inc. T-shirts and $46,400 Jitrois mink hoodies, a century-old Carlo Bugatti throne chair and brand new Blackman Cruz beanbag chairs (each priced well north of $20,000). Uber-luxe destination retail is certainly not a new concept in the City of Angels.
January 11, 2013 |
The ceremony bestowing the Grammys of Britain, the Brit awards, is still a month off, but artist Damien Hirst has revealed his design for the statuettes that will be handed out: same shape, but it will have spots. Are we surprised? In early 2012, Hirst and Gagosian put on exhibitions at all 11 of its galleries around the world, including the one in Beverly Hills, of his "Spot" paintings, in which grids of dots are painted in various colors and sizes. For five weeks, 300 of the more than 1,500 existing spot paintings were shown.