He talks to Hannah Duguid about how his life has informed his art
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Wednesday 28 January 2009
A council which was duped into paying £440,000 for a fake Egyptian statuette said today that it hopes to put the sculpture on display in a local museum.
Friday 24 October 2008
Art dealers were miffed when Damien Hirst bypassed them by selling his works directly at auction last month. They argue that they made him, so how could he cut them out? Their cages have been rattled. So is there still a role for the dealer?
Saturday 22 March 2008
Saturday 08 March 2008
When Damien Hirst unveiled a diamond-encrusted human skull worth £50m, his fans hailed it as a haunting work of genius which fully deserved to become the most expensive piece of contemporary art ever made.
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Sunday 17 February 2008
Sunday 10 February 2008
Saturday 17 November 2007
Mention the words Henry Moore to anyone and they'll almost certainly conjure images of organic mass, dense volume and ambiguous form. For me, however, the forms quickly morph into Jessie, a handsome Staffordshire bull terrier whose owners would walk him to Greenwich Park, around a famous piece by the artist, Standing Figure: Knife Edge, and back. Eventually, over the years, the very words "Henry Moore" would be synonymous with "walkies". Sadly, Jessie is no longer with us and, for Greenwich Park at least, neither is the sculpture, which was removed by the Henry Moore Foundation (HMF) for fears of graffiti. But while negotiations between the Friends of Greenwich Park and the HMF to decide its future continue, the sculpture can temporarily be seen as part of a major exhibition of the artist's work, within The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Monday 17 September 2007
Monday 18 October 2004
Saturday 28 August 2004
In 1812, Thomas Moore asked: "Who has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere/ With its roses the brightest that Earth ever gave?". Since then, the Kashmir Valley has been a mecca of sorts for visitors. It's been called the "jewel in India's crown", "the Switzerland of Asia", and even, according to the tourism department, "paradise on earth".
Monday 08 March 2004
Thursday 06 November 2003
Friday 24 December 1999
Sunday 26 September 1999
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