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Damien Hirst and the Bursting Art Bubble

In mid December controversial and super-rich British artist Damien Hirst parted company with art dealer and gallerist Larry Gagosian. The split was the end of a lucrative 17-year relationship with Gagosian Gallery that had famously put 331 of Hirst’s “spot” paintings on display in all 11 Gagosian spaces worldwide. For Esquire magazine’s Stephen Marche the […]

Art World Action Figures by Mike Leavitt

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What if artists actually looked like their art? Imagine Jackson Pollock covered in paint drippings. What if Picasso was blue and rose and cube-shaped all over?  That’s the idea behind artist Mike Leavitt’s “Art Army” action figures. Each figure is a sculpted in polymer clay. No simple plastic toy, each figure takes hours to sculpt. […]