London and the Tate Damien Hirst celebrate

Damien Hirst posing in front of his shark. The opera (1991) is titled “The impossibility of death in the mind of someone who is alive”

London and the Tate Damien Hirst celebrate

It ‘s time to London. In view of the Games, the events of all kinds are proliferating. Tate, for example, devotes a great monograph to 47 year old Damien Hirst, acclaimed (but criticized) “father” of the YBa, the young British artists who have depopulated in the nineties. The exhibition, the content often provocative, home to 70 works, encompassing more than twenty years of career. Open to the public Wednesday, April 4. Closed on September 9

‘I Used to Jump on Tables’: On the spot with Damien Hirst

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‘I Used to Jump on Tables’: Anthony Haden-Guest Talks With Damien Hirst About Sobriety, His New Work and, Yes, Spot Paintings

‘When I first painted them it was this brand new thing and I felt immortal in a way. The time was right. We were… changing the rules, nothing could stop us. Now to see us, some of us look really fucking old. Worn.’

By Anthony Haden-Guest 1/12 12:51pm

Mr. Hirst at Gagosian on West 21st Street.

Anthony Haden-Guest first met Damien Hirst in New York in the early 1990s. Today, exhibitions of Mr. Hirst’s “Spot Paintings” open at all 11 Gagosian Galleries worldwide.

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