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A photograph on display in a gallery has been branded an ‘abuse of power’
A literally dazzling exhibition of neon installations by the talented British duo Chris Bracey and Christian Furr is upstairs. Downstairs is an array of paintings by Damien Hirst. That might all be expected at an art gallery. But the neon exhibition and Hirst paintings are at a London Hotel, 45 Park Lane, the sister establishment to the Dorchester just opposite.
British billboards are set to become masterpieces this summer in a new initiative to “flood the streets of the UK with the greatest art this country has ever created”.
The UK is to be transformed into the world’s largest outdoor art gallery this summer, following a new project to “flood the streets with art”.
Damien Hirst thought he had lost his £20,000 winnings from the Turner Prize when he couldn’t find the cheque on him the following morning – but it turned out he had put the whole lot behind the bar at a London members’ club, he revealed on Sunday.
A charity in Spain has revealed an advert that uses an optical illusion to deliver a hidden message to passing children, encouraging them to report potential abuse.
The Colony Room Club in Dean Street closed its doors in 2008, but Sophie Parkin's engrossing, 300-page portrait of it brings that small, smelly, green upstairs bar-room into vivid life again. Opened in 1948, and presided over by Muriel Belcher, a bisexual Brummie, it was “far away from the maddeningly normal crowds outside.”
The artist is to finally disclose how many spot paintings he’s made – and not everyone’s happy
Sometimes it is not quality that increases value, but playing the market correctly
Hundreds will queue overnight to buy postcard-size artworks that could be worth tens of thousands
'I want to introduce things to the gallery experience that are not quite right...'
Artist Damien Hirst will have Brit Award winners seeing spots before their eyes - after decorating this year's trophy with his signature design.
The sound of jaws hitting the floor was deafening enough when Burberry launched its "warrior" bag back in 2008 for a mere £13,000 – and that was before the banks turned out to all be jipped. But, as George Osborne's mouth flapped open and closed, the latest piece of designer arm candy reached the ears of the Trending desk – not our arms, that's for sure.
One of contemporary art's most prestigious awards is announced later on today, and members of the Turner Prize jury must decide between the first performance artist to be nominated, two filmmakers and the creator of obsessively detailed drawings.
He is the third artist to be asked to produce a bespoke trophy for the annual music industry event
Works by the enfant terrible of YBAs have sold for 70 per cent of their original price