Damien Hirst

Art and publicity book proposal (c. 2008) rejected by top London art book publisher

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 22 Dec 11

...Damien Hirst’s shark and flies— and Tracey Emin’s tent, and equally fascinated with the TV cameras and the journalists. Since then, he’s been hooked on art publicity and media coverage, whether the focus be on Spencer Tunick’s nude installations featured on BBC World or the breakthrough show of an...

Modern British sculpture at Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011)

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ADC staff - 12 Jan 11

...Damien Hirst Let’s Eat Outdoors Today. Through these and other works, the exhibition will examine British sculpture’s dialogue within a broader international context, highlighting the ways in which Britain’s links with its Empire, continental Europe and the United States have helped shape an art...

Damien Hirst’s diamond skull sale publicity vs. Neuron Factory / Invisible Generation (2010)

Art Design Publicity magazine
ADC staff, R.J. Preece (ADP) - 20 Jul 10

Damien Hirst’s diamond skull sale publicity vs. Neuron Factory / Invisible Generation (2010) Boo-hoo. While arts funding was disappearing in 2010, so did funding for a presentation by Art Design Publicity magazine for a ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie museum presentation aiming to...

Damien Hirst et al. diamond skull publicity ft. Bloomberg News (2007)

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Roisin Byrne, the theft artist, M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist, Yukiko Fujita, D.M. Gray, Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity), R.J. Preece (ADP), Rogue Dubai PR guy, L.A. Roka, Secret advisor hiding behind sofa, Sarah J. Thornton - 08 May 10

Damien Hirst et al. diamond skull publicity ft. Bloomberg News (2007) We prefer the position that the freaky diamond skull was not sold, that the mass & social media channels were "appropriated"—and that the journos, bloggers, the twitterati, etc. and recipients of the message were activated...

Tracey Emin art & media across the UK (2010)

Art Design Publicity magazine
Marcus Bering, Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity), Stephen Mallinder - 30 Jan 10

...Damien Hirst— who has a very conservative estimate of 37,500 cuttings? Yes, when combined and multiplied by the readership, this total number could have resulted in over a billion "page views". But how many millions of readers—and how many billion page views—is a question we leave for future...

Communicating eco-art 2010: The race is on!

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP), L.A. Roka - 27 Jan 10

Communicating eco-art 2010: The race is on! When was the last time you saw an artist being interviewed on CNN—for thirty minutes? Before Maya Lin was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour last December talking about her What is missing? project, we couldn’t recall recent similar experiences that...

Medicine and Art at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2009-10)

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ADC staff - 21 Nov 09

...Damien Hirst Mori Art Museum, Tokyo 28 November 2009 - 28 February 2010 Press release text by Mori Art Museum Since time immemorial, people have sought to understand the mechanisms of the human body. On the basis of their discoveries in medicine and science, people have attempted to...

Pop Life at Tate Modern, London (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 08 Oct 09

...Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince. Pop Life: Art in a Material World argues that Warhol’s most radical lesson is reflected in the work of artists of subsequent generations who, rather than simply representing or commenting upon our mass media...

Slammin with Jeff Koons & Damien Hirst (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist - 01 Oct 09

Slammin with Jeff Koons & Damien Hirst (2009) Dear Jeff and Damien: our stiletto-wearing legal correspondent, M. Contraband, Esq., is watching your moves in the mosh pit... Slammin with Jeff Koons & Damien Hirst PUNK is about shock and irony and anarchy, and generally treading hard on...

Pop Life at Tate Modern, London (2009)

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ADC staff - 27 Sep 09

...Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince. Pop Life: Art in a Material World argues that Warhol’s most radical lesson is reflected in the work of artists of subsequent generations who, rather than simply representing or commenting upon our mass media...

White Cube’s PR guru: Now it’s Honey Luard’s turn (interview) - 2002 (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 31 Jul 09

...Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, or Marc Quinn knows her. In charge of press relations at London’s towering White Cube gallery, Honey Luard can grant you access inside the magic kingdom’s Young British Artists, or seal the door shut. After receiving a BA from the University of Manchester and an MA...

The lawyer/critic: When appropriation becomes copyright infringement (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece - 08 Jun 09

The lawyer/critic: When appropriation becomes copyright infringement (2009) What started out as a general interview of a copyright lawyer to advise artists, quickly turned into a unique, specific compare / contrast— with examples of works by Damien Hirst, John LeKay, Cartrain and Vincent van...

Cartrain & Damien Hirst: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 08 Jun 09

Cartrain & Damien Hirst: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009) Cartrain and Damien Hirst R.J. Preece: Please take a look at two photos of artworks in the Daily Mail. One photograph, above, is of Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull; the other is of a collage by a 16-year-old...

Damien Hirst & John LeKay: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 08 Jun 09

Damien Hirst & John LeKay: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009) Damien Hirst and John LeKay R.J. Preece: Now take a look at Hymn (1999) below by Damien Hirst. In Julian Stallabrass’s book, High Art Lite (1999/2006), Stallabrass writes, “Hymn, a 20-foot-high scaled-up version of a...

Damien Hirst’s diamond skull at the Rijksmuseum: Behind the scenes (2008)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Jun 09

Damien Hirst’s diamond skull at the Rijksmuseum: Behind the scenes (2008) To what extent have marketing and publicity become art? On 30 October I was invited to preview Damien Hirst’s installation of the diamond skull and an accompanying exhibition of 17th century art curated by Hirst at...

Damien Hirst’s skull at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Mar 09

Damien Hirst’s skull at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008) Damien Hirst at the Rijksmuseum For just over a month (November 1–December 15, 2008), Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum acquired a new art chapel, an almost pitch-black, 30-square-meter room housing Damien Hirst’s spotlighted skull, For the...

Statuephilia: Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum, London (2008-09)

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ADC staff - 01 Oct 08

...Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Ron Mueck, Marc Quinn and Noble and Webster will highlight the perennial potency of sculpture and remind visitors to the Museum of the extraordinary unbroken history of this art form and its unique relationship to human history. Statuephilia complements a major new...

Damien Hirst: Hype, buzz, glamour and art— Interview with Patricia Ellis (2008)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Jan 08

Damien Hirst: Hype, buzz, glamour and art— Interview with Patricia Ellis (2008) While preparing [the article “Why I love Damien Hirst’s skull”, R.J. Preece contacted Patricia Ellis to inform her— and ask approval— about the footnotes mentioning her words and actions. This prompted a discussion...

Why I love Damien Hirst’s skull (2008)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Jan 08

Why I love Damien Hirst’s skull (2008) Why I love Damien Hirst’s skull A diamond-encrusted skull…worth £50m (US $100m)…said to be the most expensive piece of contemporary art…entirely covered in 8,601 jewels… skull of a 35-year-old man from the 18th century…new teeth were made… at a cost of £14m (US...

Is sculpture dead? Or is sculpture just really, really tired? (2000)

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Glenn Harper - 01 Aug 00

...Damien Hirst’s animal carcasses to the cows, pigs, and buffalos littering the streets of New York, Cincinnati, and Buffalo this summer. Robert Storr is quoted in a recent New York Times article as saying that the use of animals and other non-sculptural materials has followed a general "shift to...

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