Damien Hirst Babies in Qatar

damien hirst in qatar

Fourteen large bronze fetus sculptures have been unveiled to the public in Dohar, Qatar. Damien Hirst was commissioned to create the “Miraculous Journey” to be displayed in front of the new Sidra Medical and Research Center. The 14 baby bronzes coincide with a major Damien Hirst retrospective at the Qatar Museum Authority’s newest gallery Al Riwaq Doha.Continue Reading

Big Beautiful Ceramic Pots

felicity aylieff ceramics

Wow, these big blue and white pots are great. I was looking through an auction online and came across the ceramics of UK based artist Felicity Aylieff. She collaborates with workers in Jingdezhen, China to create the monumental ceramic pots. I would love to see some of them in the flesh.Continue Reading

Kate Moss Auction

kate moss photograph auction

British model and super muse Kate Moss will be the only thing up for sale in an upcoming auction at Christie’s in London. Kate Moss photos and works of art inspired by her from the collection of Gert Elfering will be sold at the September 25 auction. Moss has been painted by the likes of Lucian Freud and Banksy, sculpted by Marc Quinn and Allen Jones, and photographed by almost everyone. Continue Reading

Other Criteria Shop

damien hirst shop

I used to mention Damien Hirst almost weekly as he was always up to something new and/or outrageous, but I have been back blogging for two and a half months now and I still haven’t done a post on the man. I’m not sure if it’s because I have matured during my 3 year break from blogging, perhaps because Hirst isn’t doing anything new now, or maybe the novelty just wore off. Continue Reading

Auction of Weird at Christie’s London

christie's out of the ordinary auction

Christie’s South Kensington in London will hold an auction of weird and wonderful things on the 5th of September. Out of the Ordinary is a one off auction with lots that include everything from Napoleon death masks and a piece of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake, through to pinball machines and cave bear skeletons. Continue Reading

Women Artists Want More

women artists bridget riley

Just reading an article by Jonathan Jones over at the Guardian. He’s saying that Bridget Riley is Britain’s greatest living painter, not David Hockney or Frank Auerbach. I think Bridget Riley is a very good artist and she’s super famous worldwide, but I don’t know what JJ has been smoking! He thinks Riley isn’t currently wearing the greatest living British painter crown because she’s a woman. What a load of crap.Continue Reading

Art Everywhere

art everywhere project in uk

I love the idea of this project in the UK and hope it spreads throughout the world. From the 12th through to the 25th of this month they are displaying posters of famous British paintings in 22,000 locations around the country. On poster sites, bus stops and billboards you will see great British art. How cool is that? Refreshing change from the rubbish that advertisers shove down our throats day in, day out.Continue Reading

10 Year Old Mini Hirst

10 year old child painter

Ok, I have been posting too many child prodigy posts lately but somebody keeps showing me new precocious little artists and I really do think we grown ups could learn something from them. I promise this will be my last artist prodigy post for a while though. Kieron Williamson is 10 years old and has sold almost 1.5 million pounds worth of paintings!Continue Reading

3 Year Old Autistic Child Prodigy

Child Prodigy Iris Grace

Every few years there seems to be a new child prodigy pop up. Back when I was active on Art News Blog there were the 4 year old painter Marla Olmstead, the 11 year old Akiane and a few others. The new kid on the block is only 3 years old. Iris Grace Halmshaw is also autistic and hasn’t started talking yet.Continue Reading

10 Famous Artists that Died

Dead artists

Since abandoning Art News Blog back in 2010 there have been a lot of great artists pass away. The two giants of paint, Lucian Freud and Cy Twombly were the biggest trees to fall. Here’s my little list of ten dead artists.Continue Reading