What are we to make of Sensation, 25 years on?

And people did. Today, although several names from Sensation retain credibility (last year, for instance, Emin exhibited at Oslo’s Munch Museum), many of the YBAs, and everything they represent, are lost in a limbo of indifference. Even Turk, now in his mid-50s, who has a new exhibition opening in Cambridge next month, begins our conversation … Read more

Art Industry News: Damien Hirst Throws His ‘100 Percent Support’ Behind NFTs With Plans to Burn Even More of His Art + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, August 5. NEED TO READ Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson to Curate a Show of John Waters’s Collection – Artists Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson … Read more

Explained: Why is one of the world’s wealthiest artists set to burn his artwork?

Damien Hirst, who was the United Kingdom’s richest artist in 2020 with an estimated net worth of $384 million as per the Sunday Times Rich List, has announced that beginning next month he will burn thousands of his paintings from a project titled “The Currency”. Hirst has given collectors an option to choose between the … Read more

Art Industry News: Damien Hirst’s 27-Year-Old Son Has Abruptly Cut Ties With His Dad’s Art Companies + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 13. NEED-TO-READ Rare Book Dealer Charged With Selling Stolen Goods – Glenn Horowitz, a high-profile rare-book dealer in New York, and two other men … Read more

A German Museum Removes Damien Hirst’s Dead-Fly Installation, Saying It Wasn’t Aware Insects Were Covered by State’s Animal Welfare Act

Damien Hirst’s woes with animal rights groups continue. A German museum has dismantled the artist’s installation A Hundred Years (1990) in response to complaints from the animal rights group PETA. The work, a bisected glass cube, sees flies hatch on one side, travel through a hole to reach artificial light, and die upon arrival from … Read more

Kenny Schachter on Kindness and Cruelty at Art Basel, and Why He’s a Fan of the Great Crypto Disappearing Act

I feel like a cockroach. Not exactly the bug (though that too), but rather like Kafka’s metamorphosed version. After a grueling (for the audiences mainly) 9 ½ lectures in 5 ½ weeks, I am ready to take on a one-person show on Broadway. In between all that talking was my third appearance at an Art … Read more

Why (and How) Global Economic Chaos Will Hit the Art Market in Ways You Might Not Expect (and Other Insights)

Every Wednesday morning, Artnet News brings you The Gray Market. The column decodes important stories from the previous week—and offers unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the art industry in the process. This week, stretching out the big picture…   TAKING THE PLUNGE Two years on from the U.S.’s first Covid lockdowns, a wide … Read more

16 Of The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London Right Now

Our pick of the best exhibitions to see right now in London’s galleries and museums. We’ve split the list into geographical areas to make it easier to navigate. Exhibitions in west London Photo: Andy Stagg COLOR & LIGHT: It’s as if clouds of color have floated into Pitzhanger Gallery, as they bathe in the light … Read more

Explained: Damien Hirst’s formaldehyde sculptures, their acceptance and criticism

Damien Hirst, the United Kingdom’s richest living artist according to the 2020 Sunday Times’ Rich List, has produced some of the most controversial artworks of recent years, which includes the much-debated series of formaldehyde sculptures with dead animals. The sculptures have been a part of his practice since the 1990s and now an exhibition titled … Read more