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Damien Hirst

Art world shocked as British painter Damien Hirst leaves 'uber-dealer' Gagosian

Damien Hirst

They seemed like the perfect match. On one side, Larry Gagosian, the world's most powerful art dealer, whose eponymous gallery earns more than US$1 billion a year and exhibits the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Warhol to rival the greatest museums.

Tuesday, 8 January, 2013, 10:58am


New York

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Spot the difference in this exhibition

When Damien Hirst, one of the world's biggest contemporary artists, joins forces with Larry Gagosian, one of the most powerful art dealers, the result is an unprecedented gallery exhibition on a global scale.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cosmopolitan collection

Seoul Auction Hong Kong is offering highly sought works by leading artists from South Korea, Japan, the mainland and the west at its sale at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong from 4pm on Monday, which follows a preview between 10am-7pm on Sunday and 10am-2pm on Monday.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

First Hirst show for Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery inaugural exhibition preview

Where: Pedder Building

When: January 15

What: Gagosian Gallery held a party for its inaugural exhibition, Forgotten Promises, a collection of new paintings and sculptures by celebrity artist Damien Hirst.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

State of the art

An art fair is the art world's circus, and there was much razzmatazz and tight organisation at last week's Hong Kong International Art Fair, or ARTHK10, which kept the crowds rolling in. Organisers counted 46,115 visitors, an increase of 65 per cent from last year's event.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Limited edition works by distinguished Asian and Western artists include Jacqueline au Chevalet, a ceramic plate by Picasso (estimate: HK$ 270,000 to HK$340,000), Marilyn by Andy Warhol (estimate: HK$800,000 to HK$1.2 million), Table Bleue by Yves Klein (estimate: HK$210,000 to HK$270,000) and For The Love of God, The Diamond Skull and The Laugh by Damien Hirst (estimate: HK$210,000 to HK

1 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Warhol clones out in force

Ravenel 10th anniversary celebration

Where: Sevva

When: November 27

What: Taiwan's largest art auction house launched its VIP preview featuring works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor (at the Grand Hyatt) with a cocktail party in Central.

1 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

HK$500,000 sets new record for King of Kowloon's calligraphy

A calligraphy piece by the late 'King of Kowloon', Tsang Tsou-choi, sold for the record price of HK$500,000 at Sotheby's contemporary Asian art sale yesterday, far more than the top prediction of HK$70,000.

7 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Guerilla gallery builds on Banksy

Like its first 'guerilla exhibition' of the work of British artist Banksy, Fabrik Contemporary Art arrived out of nowhere. But unlike that short, sharp show, it's not about to disappear soon.

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Love Art

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Apr 23-28, 10am to 8pm

British graffiti artist Banksy is to make his Asian debut at the Hong Kong Arts Centre next Wednesday.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Modern art revisits the mall in choices from 20th century

Commercially-minded art merchant Opera Gallery has carved itself a nice niche offering minor works by major artists. Its latest exhibition, Art Moderne, features works from the middle to late 20th century. Collaborating with Hongkong Land, it has once again filled the podium at Exchange Square and the Landmark's lobby with designer-label art.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Los Angeles

What's going on around the globe

Over the years, British artist Damien Hirst's provocative works have included sawing a cow in half, floating sharks in tanks of formaldehyde and pickling sheep. This has raised the ire of animal activists, not to mention those whose taste in art may be more subtle and sedate.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


It's not easy for artists who work in multimedia and installation formats to find representation by commercial galleries in Hong Kong. No surprise there, as they are hard to market to collectors since installations often require specific sites, elaborate video projections, and they can't be packed flat in a box like a painting when someone moves.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Soft touches of a British individualist

Fletcher Sibthorp is an artist. As he is British and 33 years old, you might assume that he is, like his contemporaries Damien (Pickled Shark) Hirst and Tracey (Unmade Bed as Artwork) Emin, sending back greetings from the outer galaxies of aesthetic endeavour. But Sibthorp's work has its own curiosity value: it is remarkably traditional in its subject matter and execution.

16 Mar 2000 - 12:00am