Damien Hirst & Jonathan Jones

Damien Steven Hirst (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. Jonathan Jones is an English journalist and art critic who has been writing for The Guardian since 1999. 5.0/5

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Jonathan Jones on the new Damien Hirst show in Venice. I'm tempted to get on the first EasyJet flight out there: https:…
Jonathan Jones has a on Damien Hirst's basement. Any takers? No? Oh well.
Francis Bacon: like Damien Hirst, but with talent | Jonathan Jones via
For better or worse the YBAs have shaped British & world culture for a quarter of a century, writes Jonathan Jones:
Jonathan Jones' latest blog links to the article I wrote on Glasgow galleries last year, holla!
Jonathan Jones' poor effort on Damien Hirst: is how to do it (Julian Stallabrass in NLR):
Jonathan Jones: Artists are picking up their paintbrushes again, leaving the fashion for found objects behind – much to my dismay
Jonathan Jones: Watch out Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein are coming to galleries in the UK and their ideas are bold and breathtakingly original
Damien Hirst has brought public art to a new low. When you have an attention-seeking artist and an ambitious town, you end up with this monstrosity (controversial statue, Verity, on Ilfracombe seafront) by Jonathan Jones. Subjects on Thought for the Day last week: war memorials, Felix Baumgartner, Malala Yousafzai, the joys of taxation and, with Ilfracombe in the news, the spiritual lessons of Damien Hirst. Hirst has just presented the town with a 65ft sculpture, a variant on the flayed pregnant girls series he began in 2006, when he parked the original Virgin Mother in the courtyard of the Royal Academy. By dint of adding Old Bailey-style accessories to this Virgin, whose pose also references Degas's Little Dancer, he has transformed the sculpture, never much of a critical hit, into an allegory for truth and justice called Verity. Some people, as Hindu Akhandadhi Das said in his Thought for the Day, do not like it. But other people do. Either way, as Das noted, the sculpture is controversial and "thought ...
Jonathan Jones wishes the artist had stuck to spot paintings and pickled sharks
Latest comment on the arts world from the Guardian's art critic Jonathan Jones
The giant bronze woman holding up a sword in Devon not only resembles the art of totalitarian dictators, it is helping Hirst destroy British art, writes Jonathan Jones
Just seen a photo of Damien Hirst's new piece of public sculpture for Ilfracombe, an enormous and grotesquely pregnant woman holding a sword aloft. It is quite the most hideous thing Hirst has produced and that's saying something. Jonathan Jones of The Guardian says it resembles something one might have seen in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. What I'd like to know is who is responsible for commissioning this work and where did the money to purchase it come from? I am all in favour of public art and admire Anthony Gormley's sculpture, for instance, but I do think that the English are peculiarly bad at discerning good from bad art. My friend Bruce calls the English 'evisuate', meaning bad at seeing and I have to agree (although the English do produce some extremely good artists who usually succeed abroad). I cannot imagine such a ghastly sculpture in any European or American public place so how come we English put such a third rate artist such as Hirst on such a pedestal? Do have a look at this piece (particularly i ...
Jonathan Jones: First he abandons his early promise to focus on raking it in – then he goes on Blue Peter and attempts to inflict his stale, jaded, cynical views on children
On the subject of Hirst, what did anyone else think of his attempt at painting? Jonathan Jones didn't think much...
The last time I saw paintings as deluded as Damien Hirst's latest works, the artist's name was Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, writes Jonathan Jones
The YBAs are not doing well for Jonathan Jones this week -- new shows: Damien Hirst 1✰ / Tracey Emin 2✰✰ out of 5✰s --
Critic Jonathan Jones compares Damien Hirst to a dictator in the Guardian: "The last time I saw paintings as...
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