Saturday, October 31, 2009

That Rotten Shark Is Starting To Really Smell. A Perfect Halloween Art Story

It couldn't get worse for Damien Hirst
After a career built on conceptual art, Damien Hirst turned to paint and canvas - and the boos from the critics were unanimous. Mark Hudson fears he had it coming.

Mark Hudson of the Telegraph.UK: "This week we may have witnessed one of the pivotal moments in the history of art. Not only has Damien Hirst, arguably the richest and most powerful artist in history, received the critical pasting of his life, but there's a sense that our whole perception of what art is, or should be, may have subtly – or not so subtly – shifted.

In case you've been miles from the media over the past week, Hirst, the man who became famous by putting sharks and sheep in formaldehyde, who summed up the 21st century confluence of art and shameless materialism with a £50 million diamond-encrusted skull – none of which he actually made himself – decided to exhibit paintings executed with his own hand in one of Britain's most august art institutions, the Wallace Collection." Full link here.

1 comment:

columnist said...

Finally it's there for all to see: "the emperor has no clothes". But I doubt Hirst cares very much, as he's laughing all the way to the bank. But really, what fools have paid for such utter rubbish. And paid so much.