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Question: what is this?

Gagosian @ Frieze

Answer: Koons R Us – the store where Damien Hirst buys toys for his baby:

 

 

 

 

 

Damien-Hirst-via-New-York-Times

The bill goes to Sheikha Mayasa of Qatar.

You see reader? All is taken care of.

The future is f***ing great.

Image sources:

Q: Gagosian Gallery; A: NY Times

 

 

 

Damien Hirst’s Releases Children’s Book

Imagine a generation of humans, whose early idea of the world has been formed by Damien Hirst’s art. Sounds as a plot for a horror sci-fi movie. How sick could sick get?

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Fawn Review

ABC

As British artist Damien Hirst publishes his first children’s book, ABC, we ask the question- will S always stand for Shocker?

There are many roles by which Damien Hirst is remembered; the man who chain saws cows in half, or the man who made £50 million by encrusting a skull with diamonds. But, now he’s keen to add to this persona the role of being an educator of children.

The unconventional artist’s first children book, ABC, was released yesterday. When news of this project broke, art and literature critics were dumbfounded. For such a maverick man to enter such a mainstream model seemed impossible. What would the blurb consist of, I wondered, ‘The cat sat on the mat, was sawn in half and suspended in formaldehyde in the Tate Modern’?

The alphabet book is composed of pictures of Hirst’s work representing each letter with pieces from his earliest to most…

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A Painting With a Date And no Name

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This piece is firmly dated 2013 but has no name yet. Open for suggestions.

It was inspired after I started following the blog of a friend of mine, which, unlike the rest of it, talks about hope. He lead me to other Bulgarian thinkers, who share he same hope. It is the first time I paint my country, which I left almost 20 years ago in a state of disillusionment..

Thank you Yavor,  I owe the little green sprout to you.  It popped up just as I was finishing the piece and hated to look at it.

If you are new to Bulgaria:

Twenty four years ago Bulgaria overthrew its totalitarian communist regime. It was time of great hopes. Presently it is the poorest country in the European Union, drowning in corruption and endless political bickering. We did not live through a civil war like neighboring Yugoslavia, nor have been affected by natural disasters or foreign invasions since 1945. We have fertile lands, mountains, beaches, lakes and rivers, good infrastructure and high literacy rate. Why then?

This image is based on the Bulgarian flag and crest. If you think it is gross, you should read the venomous exchanges between my fellow Bulgarians on social media. It will seem like a breeze.