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Huge Damien Hirst Exhibition Announced by Newport Street Gallery

Controversial artist Damien Hirst has a long history of subverting the art establishment, and is continuing the trend by opening his own exhibition of more than 50 early works at his Newport Street Gallery in south London next week. The exhibition, titled End of a Century runs from October 7th 2020 to March 7th 2021, and features works from the 1980s and 1990s – the infamous ‘pickled shark’ era when Hirst achieved fame as one...

Turner Prize 2020 Cancelled, Replaced By Bursaries

The organisers of the Turner Prize have announced the cancellation of his year’s edition. Instead, 10 bursaries of £10,000 will be awarded to selected artists. Normally, the shortlist for the controversial modern art prize would have been announced by organisers Tate Britain at this time of year, usually to the bafflement and derision of the public. An exhibition would have opened in the autumn with the winner of the £25,000 prize announced in December. Alex...

Damien Hirst’s $100,000-a-night Empathy Suite Opens at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas

As part of its ongoing $690 million plan to completely reimagine the property, Palms Casino Resort (“Palms”) has unveiled the Empathy Suite, a Sky Villa designed by and featuring the works of world-renowned artist Damien Hirst. With many original pieces from some of Hirst’s most notable series, a custom butterfly-motif mosaic tiled cantilevered pool overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and Venus grey marble featured throughout the villa, this 9,000 square-foot, two-story hotel suite is the...

An Expert’s Guide to Investing in Art

An eye for quality and patience are crucial for high net worth individuals looking to start investing in art. Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev thought he grossly overpaid when he purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (c.1490) from Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier for $127.5 million in 2013—Bouvier reportedly ‘only’ paid around $75 million for it. However, at one of the most publicised auctions to date, da Vinci’s masterpiece fetched in excess of $450 million at...

Collecting Warhol and Hirst

New York-based Aby Rosen, collector of art pieces by Warhol and Hirst and more, talks about the ebb and flow of his outstanding collection of famous contemporary art, the trends and what inspires him to buy and sell in particular Warhol and Hirst.  In real estate, they say that three things matter: location, location and location. Aby Rosen’s best-known buildings stand across from each other on Manhattan’s Park Avenue—the 1959 Seagram’s Building by Ludwig Mies van...

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