Monday, March 26, 2012

Young British Artists

Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin will be two who survive. In generations to come I believe both of these artists will take their place in the Pantheons of greatness. I have a couple of Tracey's neons and could not live without them.

Damien Hirst is going on show at Tate Modern on April 4. All the great pieces will be there, including the shark in formaldehyde and the £50 million diamond skull.

Take your friends and your kids.

1 comment:

Lynette Chiang said...

"I popped up in Athens to be faced by a phalanx of police riot shields. In LA, Stephen Spielberg's mother showed me her wall of fame to her son (it's on the way to the restroom). Then there was Occupy London ... and the woman who refused to budge from my $10/night bed in the Kung Fu Hostel ...."

I just got back from doing the Damien Hirst Spot Challenge - a kind of global scavenger hunt where you had to dash around visiting all 11 galleries showing his Spot Paintings (NY-LA-London-Paris-Geneva-Rome-Athens-HK), and as a reward, receive a personally dedicated (though we all know his assistants churn them out) print. Regardless of whether you're a Hirst fan - I was a copywriter for Saatchi & Saatchi so can stomach the "arts meets commerce vibe" - it was one of the maddest, funnest things I've ever done. If you want some arty bedtime reading, I've written it all up here: (in reverse chrono order.)