HIRST SOTHEBY'S AUCTION 2008
also A Dead Shark Isn't Art
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE COMPETITION
Left: Eddie's shark in Stuckism International Gallery 2003 only
Right: Damien's shark in Sotheby's 2008 only £9,500,000 (photo
G. Weigel comments on Hirst and the Stuckists on forbes.com
rather magnificent Stuckist movement of figurative artists has a simple
explanation: the art establishment in London has been dominated for
too long by an in-group which favours only the conceptual art of Hirst
and his colleagues." - Nick Cohen, Evening
Damien Hirst: Money for Old Rope
by Mark D
by Charles Thomson, Co-founder of the Stuckists
art world has gone stark raving bonkers."
Times 16.9.08. Also in Virgin
Echo (Ireland), The
Sunday Business Post (Ireland), Ireland
to buy Hirst's work at such prices."
16.9.08. Also in The
West Australian, Brisbane
Canberra Times, The
Economic Times (India), Arab
art but a 'designer label'"
won't last forever."
Also in Yahoo
US Daily, Tiscali
ahead of the game, such as Charles Saatchi and Helly Nahmad - both major
fans in the past - have already offloaded their Hirsts."
the full statement and Mark Vallen's "An Art World Mesmerized by
Bling " on Art
for a Change 18.9.08
in the future people will be laughing their heads off at all this. Actually,
quite a lot of people are right now. One of them is Damien Hirst, on
his way to the bank."
Press 16.9.08. Also in CNN,
Angeles Times, International
Herald Tribune, Washington
New York Business,
The Huffington Post, ABC
7 (Washington), Times
Union (New York), News
Day (New York),
The Herald (South Carolina),
Newsvine (Seattle), The
Seattle Times, Contra
Costa Times, Austin-American
News & Observer (North Carolina), WRAL
(North Carolina), Star
Tribune (Minneapolis), Bay
News 9 (Florida), Seattle
Gazette (Indiana), Gulf
Live (Alabama), Times
Daily (Alabama), NJ
(New Jersey), News
8 (Virginia), Rocky
Mount Telegram, Tucson
8 (San Diego), Nola
Mlive (Michigan), Cox
Mercury (San Jose), In
York (Pennsylvania), Sun
News (Cleveland), The
Oxford Press (Ohio), WTOP,
The Record (Ontario), CFRB
Cape Times (South Africa), Sydney
Morning Herald, Newser,
Business Times, Conde
Nast Portfolio, Salon.com
people have more money than sense ... Hirst repeats ideas that are already
in common currency, but merely makes them a larger size, gives them
a pretentious title and puts them in an inappropriate context of art.
"If the same items were in a gift shop at the seaside, nobody would
bother looking twice at them. "It shows the triumph of marketing over
substance, and operates on the same level as a craze in the school playground
for Teletubbies or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
above from Charles Thomson, Stuckist co-founder
results for these quotes on google.
Post and Western
Daily Press - Stuckist shark 17.9.08
First Post on Hirst's next plan and stark raving bonkers 17.9.08
questions the value of the Stuckist shark 16.9.08.
Fag City doesn’t ask the Stuckists for a comment on Russia’s Central
Museum of Armed Forces 17.9.08
Buzzwords shark attack 18.9.08
FOR ONLY £1,000,000!
SAVE £8,500,000 ON THE DAMIEN HIRST
shark displayed two years before Damien Hirst's first shark is on
sale for the unmissable bargain price of only £1,000,000, a considerable
saving on the £9,500,000 sale price of Hirst's latest version
The Kingdom sold at Sotheby's.
Saunders displayed the shark in his former JD electrical shop,
Shoreditch, from 1989 - two years before Hirst. In 2003, it was
put on display in the Stuckism International Gallery, and is titled
A Dead Shark Isn't Art.
settle for expensive imitations when you can get the original
More information on the shark here.
Contact Stuckism for further details. Confidentiality
Offer valid till 31.9.08. Terms and conditions
Tim Marlow, director of exhibitions at White Cube, be the 2008
Art Clown of the Year? This is what he had to say about Damien
Hirst's spot paintings: "They're incredibly original and
counterbalance the decline of originality in the history of painting.
It's taking something that looks machine produced but is actually
painted by hand. What we see is not what we see." Independent
on Sunday 14.9.08
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE COMPETION (SEE
* There is only one shark in the left hand picture.
* Eddie owns the left hand one. A fucking idiot owns the right
*There's no bloody difference..