I’m susbcribed to a whole bunch of newsletters and am bombarded with all kinds of promotional emails, most of which I never open. But one that I always open is from Other Criteria. It is a collective of artists, pushing all kinds of limited editions, prints, and publications, but I really only look at what Damien Hirst is selling.Continue Reading
The controversial Czech Republic artist David Cerny was recently interviewed by the Cafe Babel magazine.
Cerny is an artist that enjoys getting a reaction from his audience. He is famous for works like his “Shark” sculpture, where a model of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Husseim is suspended in a glass box filled with formaldehyde. It’s a tribute to everyone’s favorite bad boy, Damien Hirst and his “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” work.Continue Reading
The British artist Damien Hirst plans to tread water and earn up to £24 million doing it. His iconic work of a dead shark floating in formaldehyde, “The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living” completed in 1991 has been one of the works to be repeated. The original was sold last year to the American Steve Cohen for £7 million ($12 million), while the new derivative work of the dead shark “The Wrath of God” sold to the Samsung Museum in South Korea for £2.28m ($4 million).
The new shark has also come from Australia, but it is also less than half the size of the 1991 original.Continue Reading