Tag Archives: Hirst

Modern art? I could do that. Yeah, but you didn’t.

This week I came across this ‘sum’ by artist Craig Damrauer. I love it, it sums up perfectly the conclusion of a very long discussion I had on Facebook recently with a good friend in which he asked: ‘What is … Continue reading

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Once up a time…with Damien Hirst

I find it fascinating that Damien Hirst is the author of a new children’s ABC book, imaginatively titled ‘ABC’. An unlikely children’s author, Mr Hirst has compiled a A-Z book for children using his artworks as illustrative material, for example, … Continue reading

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‘Do It’ yourself art?

Yesterday I managed to persuade my family to accompany me to the Do It Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery which I’d stumbled across on the BBC Website a while ago. I wanted to try to get them all engaged in … Continue reading

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Tutorial Notes – 2007

As well as the articles about 1910 (mine) and 1966 (the subject of the last blog entry), this week we discussed an article about the year 2007. This article, also taken from Art Since 1900, is about the connection between art … Continue reading

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1990s – tutorial notes

The 1990s means… Supermodels. What was it about these ladies that exploded them on to the celebrity scene in the 1990s? Was it their amazingly long legs? Was it the fact they refused to get out of bed for less … Continue reading

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The Turner Prize 2012 – notes for the next tutorial

The selected artists nominated work Paul Noble – Noble is the current (at the time of writing) favourite to win the Turner Prize and his nomination for his incredible drawings has attracted some controversy ‘Pile of Poo is favourite for … Continue reading

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Ism number seven – Neo-Conceptualism

Definition – Neo-Conceptualism Neo-Conceptualism was a label applied to the art of the 1980s and 1990s that continued Conceptualism’s questioning of the art object and the art institution, but with a close eye on the commodification of art and its … Continue reading

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