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I’ve been invited to defend the indefensible

Damien Hirst is apparently endorsing a range of products including these wheel covers (£900 inc vat) for the spare on the back of your blinging 4×4. My opening statement: At least it’s not two rhinos humping, your honour.

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Twitter/ambivalence

The bigger part of me thinks it’s just another way of frittering away valuable time, that if it had been around fifteen years ago I’d never have even managed to write a single two-page short story. On the other hand … Continue reading

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Decades of Garbage in Art Schools

School of Saatchi on Tuesday nights on BBC 2 has become my new favourite programme. It’s X-Factor for modern art; you can catch up with it here on watch again. Matthew Collings – who has presented the televised Turner Prize … Continue reading

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Il ne pleut pas maintenant

but it’s still spotting.

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The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of a Shoal of Lego

Piece here in the Guardian. My own version of the same from the Moma. You can only imagine my excitement.

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The Ineluctable Two-Dimensionality of the Blades

Nowt to do with Sheffield United. The art critic and great advocate of modernist painting, Clement Greenberg – who helped the likes of Pollock and de Kooning and Rothko gain prominence in ’50s America – had a great theme, which … Continue reading

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Spot painting by Damien Hirst

Hirst uses shock as a formal element; Stoke City did this yesterday, of which more later. Hirst said that he only painted five spot paintings himself (there are about 300) because, ‘I couldn’t be fucking arsed doing it.’ He described … Continue reading

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