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Art HK ’12 – First Look

With China’s rise to economic prominence comes an opportunity for the art community to further expand into this region. That’s where Art HK comes in as the 3rd iteration aims to make its mark on the world. After its recent acquisition by industry leader Art Basel, the fair is bigger and more prestigious than ever with over 265 galleries located on two floors of the famous Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong has long been the historic city where east meets west, so it’s only natural that […]

Videos: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

For those whose interest was piqued by photos we posted earlier this week from Damien Hirst’s retrospective at the Tate Modern, you may want to check out the video above. Vernissage TV stopped by the polarizing art figure’s preview showing and captured footage of many of the highlights as they went from room to room. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Openings: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

With the general opening slated for this Wednesday (April 4th), everything is set and ready for the hordes of fans that will be pouring in when the doors open on the Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern. To prepare yourself for the spectacle, here are some photos (taken by Happy Famous Artists) from the press preview that reveals a substantial selection of work from the last 25 years of the contemporary art giant’s career. On display are some of his most iconic pieces – the […]

Preview: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

After an unprecedented showing at all eleven worldwide Gagosian Gallery locations of his The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 exhibition (all of which we toured), Damien Hirst turns his attention to his next major showing, a mid-career retrospective at the Tate Modern. Things have certainly come full circle for the “love him or hate him” British artist as he had famously stated in the past when asked about an exhibition at the very museum – “No way. Museums are for dead artists. I’d never show my […]

World Tour – Completing the Gagosian Gallery x Damien Hirst Spot Challenge

227 hours – That’s how long it took for AM to travel the globe and complete the Spot Challenge presented by Damien Hirst x Gagosian Gallery. As we broke the news about this unique promotion, we thought, “why don’t we take Damien up on his challenge instead of just reporting on it?” Some of us have long been fans of Mr. Hirst’s spot paintings, so pair that with the opportunity to visit eight awesome cities (Geneva, Paris, London, Rome, Athens, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong) and […]

Openings: Damien Hirst – “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” @ The Gagosian (Athens)

Moving to the next stop in our tour of Damien Hirst’s iconic work in his The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 retrospective occurring across the globe at all branches of the  Gagosian, we turn out eyes to Athens. In contrast to the vast Beverly Hill space, the smaller Greek outpost gave us an intimate look at the YBA’s well recognized dotted paintings. More after the jump.

Openings: London Art Fair 2012 (Part I)

On Tuesday, AM attended the opening of London Art Fair, an event that focuses on modern British and contemporary art, held at the Business Design Centre in Islington. In terms of overall presentation, the most attractive and cohesive booth for us this year is by London’s Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, featuring works by Bridget Riley, Anthony Caro and Kenneth Armitage. Also on display by the gallery are six remarkable David Dawson photographs of the late Lucian Freud in his studio, dating from 2007 to 2011. This is […]

Videos: Damien Hirst – “On the Spot” for NOWNESS

Continuing their great line of video programming, NOWNESS has hunt down Damien Hirst to get his thoughts on his unprecedented eleven simultaneous exhibitions at worldwide Gagosians. The footage features the YBA frontrunner explaining his thoughts behind his longstanding series of Spot Paintings (1986–2011) including his response to his often-criticized use of assistants. Via Hypebeast. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Showing: Damien Hirst – “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

Next stop on our tour of Damien Hirst’s The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 after leaving his Paris showing takes us to the Gagosian in Hong Kong. The most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists certainly has outdone himself with this current slate of exhibitions (at least in terms of scope and ambition). This lone display in Asia of his famous dotted motif is no different than the other eleven simultaneous shows planned – filled with paintings, spots, and canvases of different […]

Videos: Art Stage Singapore 2012

Showing through the end of the weekend, Art Stage Singapore, which is taking place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre, seeks to distinguish itself from other fairs in the region by maintaining a strong focus on Asian artists. Among the exhibitors are major galleries from Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta, Tokyo, Sydney, Taipei, Mumbai, as well as well-known dealers from Europe and the US. Although we did not catch glimpses of work from Adam Neate and Scott Campbell […]