50 early artworks by Damien Hirst to be exhibited in new London exhibition. Rarely exhibited together, the works in ‘End of a Century’ will include some of Hirst’s most iconic series
Basquiat, a giant flag, a spaceship, Renaissance masters, Moomins, embroidery and lovely lights.
Massive light art, snakes and sharks, Warhol and Miro, rusting pillars, clean interiors, Canadians, immigration and illustration.
Art critic Tabish Khan brings you the top art exhibitions to visit this week.
Two interesting shows are not so much a case of the cliché-critique ‘my child could have done that!’ as the parental pride of ‘my child did that!
Daniel’s Value and Ideas #85: Successful Artist Thought to Himself, ‘Oops, I’ve Got a Lot of Money’…
There is a documentary in which Damien Hirst gives a tour of his Glosucestershire estate, Toddington Manor, explaining his elaborate plans for its restoration. In one spectacular room after another, with an air of affected genius and childish glee, Damien points at the space and exclaims, ‘You could put a shark in there!’.
August is a quiet time in the artworld. Galleries have summer shows that drag on, nothing new opens and everyone who can afford to take a month off goes on holiday. The rest of us are still here, not exactly slaving away because there’s nothing to slave at, but languishing in the doldrums. Now the first shards of light are starting to creep through…
A major exhibition of works by the late John Hoyland, one of Britain’s leading abstract painters, will be the first show at Damien Hirst’s newly-built London gallery Newport Street Gallery