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Damien Hirst

  1. 3 Sentence Reviews of Marlene Dumas, Dan Colen, and 11 Other Art-World Big ShotsLet’s read the tea leaves on the upper end of the food chain.
  2. art
    Damien Hirst Will Take the Hate With the Love in Venice“As an artist, the best you can hope for is people arguing, mixed reviews. Love it and hate it.”
  3. feature
    Miami Beach’s Clubhouse for the SuperrichFeaturing a gilded woolly mammoth by the artist Damien Hirst.
  4. art
    Banksy Has Created Dismaland, Your Next Destination for Getting StonedThe most ironic place on Earth.
  5. Behind the Art World Curtain, via InstagramCandid photographs from the “making of” Sarah Thornton’s new book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts.
  6. art
    Huge Naked Woman Statue Scandalizing Rich People“It’s out of character with the neighborhood,” says the village mayor.
  7. party lines
    Party Pics: The First Wave From Art Basel MiamiThe pilgrimage to South Florida has begun.
  8. profile
    The Trials of Art Superdealer Larry GagosianFor the past two decades, he’s been the most powerful gallerist in the world by a wide margin. Now he’s facing two bruising lawsuits.
  9. but is it art?
    Damien Hirst’s Backpacks for the Row Are Selling FastThey’re $55,000 each.
  10. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: Tom Wolfe, Damien Hirst, and the Grateful DeadMake the most of what’s left of the long weekend.
  11. kids these days
    Harper Beckham’s First Commissioned Artwork Is a Damien HirstPaid for by her parents.
  12. rich person olympics
    Damien Hirst’s Pricey Scavenger HuntUnless you’ve got LOTS of frequent flier miles.
  13. damien hirst
    Damien Hirst Is Hawking Spot Pictures AgainDespite saying he was done with them forever.
  14. loose threads
    Emmanuelle Alt’s Advent Playlist; Madonna’s Mild Case of Middleton ManiaPlus, Hilary Rhoda’s new cover of Numéro Tokyo.
  15. cover girls (and boys)
    Exclusive First Look: Four More New Dazed & Confused CoversMore of the twenty new covers, before the magazine hits newsstands tomorrow.
  16. clickables
    See Damien Hirst’s Cover for the New Red Hot Chili Peppers AlbumIt’s called “I’m With You.”
  17. auctions with significance
    Some Art-Loving New Yorkers Now Own a Piece of Lehman Brothers HistoryNot the Damien Hirst, though. Dick Fuld’s keeping that one.
  18. Foodievents
    Where to Eat with Botero and WarholCecconi’s chef will pair new recipes with modern and contemporary works.
  19. gossipmonger
    Katy Perry Found Out Russell Brand Was Going to Propose From a Google AlertAnd more celebrity marginalia, in our daily gossip roundup.
  20. design hunting
    Design Hunting: Art and Shopping at Prada and the Gagosian Gallery StoreA collection of cool things and good design ideas happening now.
  21. loose threads
    Carla Bruni Is in Town, Wearing Clothes; Giorgio Armani Waits for PuddingAlso, Anna Sui’s T-shirts for Target have grammatical problems.
  22. quote machine
    Ghostface Wants Natalie Portman to Be His BooPlus: Is Robert Pattinson on steroids?
  23. popscorn
    Rodarte Celebrates Stem-Cell Scientists in the New Issue of PopIt’s either weird enough to work or not weird enough at all.
  24. popscorn
    Another Pop Cover With Tavi Has SurfacedThere are apparently four covers for Dasha Zhukova’s first issue.
  25. House Rules
    Porky’s: Quite Possibly the Classiest Bar in TownAt least, the twelve-point dress code would leave you to believe so.
  26. TV Land
    Quiznos Revels in Sub-versive AdvertisingQuiznos has deployed edgy ads before, but now they’re getting downright pervy.
  27. girdles
    Which TV Actor Wears a Girdle?Whose “expansive — and expanding — waistline” necessitates a girdle and may soon call for an on-set intervention?
  28. BYOB
    La Superior Says Hasta La Vista to BYOBBut other Brooklyn spots are still letting you bring your own!
  29. news reel
    Robert De Niro, Ron Wood, Damien Hirst, and More Make the Best of Alcohol-Free Museum of Islamic Art OpeningThe opening of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, certainly seemed to carry the newfound sense that the Bush-era ‘Clash of Civilizations’ might be coming to an end.
  30. everybody hirst
    Art Market Officially DepressedLast night, money-printing taxidermist Damien Hirst couldn’t even sell a painting for $3 million.
  31. party chat
    Amy Sacco Fingered Damian HirstSorry that was gross. Finger painted, we mean.
  32. everybody hirst
    Damien Hirst’s Dead Animals Bring In $200 MillionMoney-printing taxidermist Damien Hirst unloaded another $74 million worth of dead animals yesterday.
  33. everybody hirst
    Damien Hirst’s Dead-Animal Auction Breaks Records Despite Economic ApocalypseWith a day left to go, Hirst’s dealer-bypassing auction at Sotheby’s has already sold $127 million worth of artwork.
  34. summering
    Ruth Vered Explains Why It’s Crucial to Serve Alcohol at Gallery OpeningsIf people didn’t get drunk, no one would ever buy art, darling. Plus, learn what Jay, Aretha, Katie Lee, Christie, and, well, everyone did in the Hamptons this past weekend — everyone except you, of course.
  35. company town
    Stevie Cohen Could End Up in a PickleNo, not in the Damian Hirst sense, though that would be amazing: The art-loving SAC Capital Management CEO could have some problems with the SEC if he’s not careful. Plus! An ex–Bear CEO jumps ship at JPMorgan, Natalie Portman’s apartment goes on the block, and Condé Nast has a green issue, in our daily rundown of industry news.
  36. gossipmonger
    Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick Caught Nearly Touching in Public!The pair were spotted at a crowded concert — standing right next to each other! Plus, Lindsay Lohan trapped in the Bowery Hotel with Samantha Ronson, Guy Oseary selling another Madonna book, and more, in our daily gossip roundup.
  37. first looks
    Damien Hirst’s Fall ’08 Collection for Levi’sWe have pictures of the new line!
  38. party lines
    Celebs Show Their Faces, But Not Their Paddles, at (Auction)REDLast night’s (Auction)RED at Sotheby’s was a complete success, succeeding in raising more than $42 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. It also saw a heavy celebrity turnout: Michael Stipe, Russell Simmons, Christy Turlington, Martha Stewart, Ed Burns, and Dennis Hopper all showed up to support hosts Damien Hirst and Bono. But oddly enough, the money and the star power didn’t seem to be connected. Michael Stipe, for example, told us earlier in the week that he had his eye on an Ed Ruscha. But he told us last night he “didn’t get a paddle.” Even though it was Valentine’s Day and he was there with his boyfriend! “We’re not going to buy each other $5 million paintings, I’ll tell you that!” Stipe said, limping away on his crutch, the result of a go-karting accident. Brian Williams also told us he “can’t afford a single thing they’re auctioning tonight.” But he added, “if there’s a collection bowl, I’m good for probably twenty bucks.” Even Queen Noor of Jordan said she “couldn’t even remotely dream about” buying one of the pricey Hirst pill cabinets on the block. So who’s buying all this expensive art, if even movie stars and royalty can’t afford it? (RED) campaign co-founder Bobby Shriver cleared that up. “Sotheby’s and Gagosian are willing to stage this, with their lists, to their buyers,” he explained. “Here, you have a commercial company promoting to their commercial buyers, which is a tremendous asset of theirs, selling products that they could have sold at their normal markup. That’s a new platform for raising pro-social money.” —Bennett Marcus See and hear more from Bono, Queen Noor, Christy Turlington and others from last night’s (RED) auction.
  39. party lines
    Which Celebrities Will Be Bidding Tonight at the Sotheby’s (Auction)RED?With pieces donated by Banksy, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and many more art heavyweights, the Sotheby’s (AUCTION)Red at the auction house tonight is gearing up to be a collector’s scrum. Christy Turlington, Dennis Hopper, and Mario Batali are all slated to attend, as is Michael Stipe, who already knows what he wants to buy. “I’ll tell you, the Ed Ruscha is so beautiful” he gushed to New York’s Fiona Byrne at Tuesday’s Edun party at the Desmond Tutu Center in Chelsea “I think it’s a 2007, but it’s brought what he does full circle, which is part of the reason I am drawn to it. I am tempted to bid; I may well.” Elsewhere at the party, Josh Hartnett told us he’s watching the pennies after a recent large purchase. “I have to find out if I have any money left,” he said, not ruling out the prospect of picking something up from the auction, which will go to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. “I just bought a new place and totally redid it and put in new furniture, but I have to get something for the walls!” Last night at a Gagosian Gallery preview, celebrities like Jon Bon Jovi, Anna Wintour, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Russell Simmons, and Ivanka Trump were more hushed about what they wanted. But we think we can guess which painting caught Rupert Murdoch’s fancy.… He spent the entire night standing in front of Damien Hirst’s Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way. It’s expected to fetch between $5 and $7 million tonight. Which, for Rupert, is probably a small price to pay for a piece of contemporary art that embodies your life philosophy.
  40. you saw it here first
    Matthew Barney, Banksy, and More: A Sneak Peek at Bono and Damien Hirst’s Art AuctionVulture’s exclusive slideshow of our favorite work in Sotheby’s (AUCTION) RED.
  41. you saw it here first
    A Sneak Peek at Bono and Damien Hirst’s Art AuctionVulture’s exclusive slideshow of our favorite work in Sotheby’s (AUCTION) RED.
  42. Mediavore
    Bobby Flay Enters the Burger Game; Serendipity 3 ReopensBobby Flay is entering the upscale-burger game with a chain of restaurants called Bobby’s Burger Palace. [GlobeSt.com via A Hamburger Today] Gossip Girl fanatics will be happy to know that Gilt has added Serena’s much-beloved grilled cheese with truffle oil to the bar menu. Only $50! [Zagat] Related: Is ‘Gossip Girl’ the Most Restauranty Show Since ‘Sex and the City’? The Times says the entrée is on its way out at restaurants all over the country, thanks to a loss of interest in “big, protein-laden main dishes.” [NYT]
  43. gossipmonger
    Bill Clinton Made Rosie O’Donnell CryRosie O’Donnell burst into tears after Bill Clinton called her and apologized for being unfaithful to his wife. The guy who won the marathon said he did so by refraining from sex and eating pasta. Katie Holmes said her marathon run was “hard, but good.” (She also wore a velvet Hermès gown to a Museum of the Moving Image event honoring her husband.) Damien Hirst installed a bunch of dead sheep carcasses in formaldehyde tanks at Lever House. Ousted Citigroup chief Chuck Prince didn’t say hi to Sandy Weill at the Four Seasons. Annie Lennox gave a bunch of fans the finger. Governor Spitzer, Governor Corzine, and Nora Ephron went on a triple date to Cafe Boulud.
  44. gossipmonger
    Kelly Klein Finally Nabs That BabyGisele Bündchen showed up at the haunted house on Suffolk Street sans costume and cut the line. Hunter S. Thompson’s widow is pissed at Jann Wenner because he portrayed Hunter in his book as an “awful beast of a man” after he left Rolling Stone . Calvin Klein’s ex, Kelly, finally has a daughter, via surrogate mother. David Brooks, a.k.a. the guy who was recently busted for using company cash to fund his daughter’s $10 million bat mitzvah, also used his employees’ pension funds to pay for his son’s bar mitzvah. Hillary Clinton backed out of a Vogue photo shoot being shot by Annie Leibovitz because she felt it would be “too glamorous.” Sting and some buddies went to Scores. Bono and Damien Hirst dined at Lever House. Law & Order’s Richard Belzer had to get his driver to walk his poodle during a screening at Core Club because he wasn’t allowed to bring it in.
  45. apropos of nothing
    The Title of the New Indiana Jones Movie Is…The upcoming fourth Indiana Jones film will be called Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
  46. backstage video
    Video: Vincent Gallo and Andrew Andrew Swoon Over Male Models, Damien Hirst JeansThe crowd at the Warhol Factor X Levi’s X Damien Hirst show — or, more simply, “that Damien Hirst Levi’s thing” — at Gagosian Gallery last night was a study in twins.
  47. party lines
    Jeremy Piven Falls Over Petra Nemcova at Prada Of all the Fashion Week parties, the Prada-store event will always be good. They couldn’t possibly top their last big Fashion Week bash with the Raconteurs, but we figured they might come close. And they did, sort of. We’d been looking forward to hearing Damien Hirst’s formerly crack-addicted “maverick fucking geezer” friend Antony Green and his band the Hours play beneath a mockup of Hirst’s $100 million skull. But pretty much from the second they started, we started to doze off. There were soundboard issues, and the music did not rock. Instead, we counted the celebs who had been able to squeeze their tiny bodies onto the steps opposite the stage (which is right in front of that big curvy thing in the middle of the store). Quite a few, it turned out.
  48. apropos of nothing
    What Other Crap Can Damien Hirst Encrust in Diamonds?Damien Hirst’s diamond skull, rumored to be purchased soon for around £50 million, is the talk of Europe, with some amused by the British artist’s cheek and some enraged by his gall. But what will Hirst do for an encore? We’ve got the scoop.
  49. gossipmonger
    But Does Jerry Like Laura Bush’s Corn?Laura Bush and the First Twins saw Grey Gardens (the twins laughed; mom did not). Paula Abdul was caught on tape sobbing and complaining about her former publicist, Howard Bragman. (She also claimed she doesn’t get drunk or do drugs). Hedge-fund manager Scott Bessent bought the late Pat Kennedy Lawford’s co-op for $12 million. Lindsay Lohan is set to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in 21st-birthday-party sponsorships because of her DUI arrest. A waiter head-butted a hostess at Alison in Bridgehampton. Mischa Barton called Cisco Adler after being rushed to the hospital for an allergic reaction, much to the dismay of her dad. A bunch of female celebrities, including Gabrielle Union and Erika Christensen, posed naked for a book. Michael Bublé tried hooking up with Emily Blunt at a hotel but failed. Red Eye contributor Rachel Marsden had to be escorted out of Fox News headquarters for “bizarre and erratic behavior.”
  50. gossipmonger
    So There Was Some Awards Thing Last Night?Forest Whitaker and other Oscar revelers celebrated at parties. In New York, celebrity viewers were either at Elaine’s, with EW, or the Spotted Pig, with New York. Brandon Davis ruined Paris Hilton’s birthday party by harassing Paula Abdul and Courtney Love. Ron Burkle had George Clooney, Beyoncé, Clint Eastwood, and a bevy of other celebs over his house for a private Giorgio Armani runway show. Harvey Weinstein used direct-marketing techniques to get Rosario Dawson and Lindsay Lohan to come to a party. To which Cameron Diaz showed up with Tyrese. Courteney Cox spent at least $750,000 on a Damien Hirst. Josh Hartnett brought Helena Christensen back to his room at the Chateau Marmont. VanityFair.com’s Jessica Coen left the Miramax Oscar party because it smelled too good, missed Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren.