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Damian Hirst’s arsehole splits art world

The art world is reassessing Damien Hirst’s arsehole, after it was displayed on a plinth in Ilfracombe. Studded with diamonds and dappled with light, the ring piece dates from his ‘They’ll Buy Anything’ period.

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Posted: Oct 19th, 2012
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Hayward Gallery claims ‘invisible’ art exhibition drew massive invisible crowd

‘We just packed them in,’ said Gallery director Ralph Rugoff. ‘You couldn’t move – it was wall to wall people all day. And the queue to get in stretched all the way to Brighton.’

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Posted: Jun 12th, 2012
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Banksy art collector bankrupted by ‘associated removal and structural costs’

A naive collector who bid on a piece of Banksy art has been left bankrupt after underestimating the attendant costs of having the work knocked out from the building it is on, transported and then installed in his own home.

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Posted: Apr 2nd, 2012
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Art thieves steal one of the 8,000,000 porcelain sunflower seeds

Art thieves made off with a single porcelain sunflower seed, one of the eight million that form part of an installation recently acquired from the contemporary Chinese artist Ai Wei We.

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Posted: Mar 13th, 2012
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Ancient lump of coal saved from arson attack to be displayed in museum

The coal, dating from the Carboniferous period, was moments from being burnt on an open fire in the sitting room of pensioner Annie Otterburne. Considered a bargain by art historians at just £2.7m , it will be on display in a Yorkshire museum.

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Posted: Feb 6th, 2011
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