Damien Hirst buys Paris porn collage
Brit artist circle jerk
Skull bedazzler and shark preserving artist Damien Hirst spent some of his recently acquired riches from a record-breaking art sale to purchase a collage of US socialite Paris Hilton composed of images from porn magazines.
The Hilton portrait, for which Hirst paid an undisclosed sum, is the latest in a series by fellow London artist Jonathan Yeo.
Yeo's medium of grumble mag clippings began after the White House canceled his commission to paint President George W. Bush – and he decided to continue on his own.
Hirst's art set a new record for takings from a single artist sale last month at Sotheby's with estimated bids purchases of £40m. His recent works include an embalmed calf with hooves and horns made of 18-carat gold, rows of stamped out cigarette butts, a shark preserved in formaldehyde, and decapitated horse's head with a unicorn horn attached.
Yeo plans to print up posters of his latest collage, with proceeds from the sales being offered to Hilton herself. ®
What's the tech angle? You're reading this on the internet.
@ Steve and By it wasn't me
"Art is entirely subjective and therefore "pretentious wank" is a perfectly valid judgement. "
Totally and utterly agree.
"The thing that gets my back up is the utter cocks above who will unquestioningly defend absolutely anything so long as someone has told them its 'art'."
The only thing I'm 'unquestioningly' defending is the right of anyone to make whatever they want, whether you or I 'like' it or not.
Couldn't have put it better.
Theres not a lot wrong with a lot of 'modern art' (or whatever the pretentious luvvies want to call it this week). The thing that gets my back up is the utter cocks above who will unquestioningly defend absolutely anything so long as someone has told them its 'art'.
9 times out of ten, its utter crap. Go lock yourself in the Tate Modern, theres some very good thought provoking stuff, and a hatful of complete and utter drivel that you 3 are giving credence to.
Do you think I could make some money out of a hatful of complete and utter drivel with an 'Art' sticker on it?
I'm Not a Fan of Hirst or Emin...
...but I rather like this. FIrst picture of Paris I've even seen that made her look attractive, too. I do think Rachel Whiteread's quite clever, mind.