Young British Artists: Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst and Others


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British art entered a new era in the late 1980s which was quickly recognised as new and excitingly distinctive and became known as the Young British Artists.

Most of the YBAs studied at Goldsmiths College, in London, under the influence of Michael Craig Martin, who is one of the college’s most significant teachers, who had been for some years fostering new forms of creativity through its courses, including ideas such as eliminating the traditional separation of the media of art. Continue reading

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Where’s Banksy?

Some might call his works graffiti but others consider his vandalism rare collectibles, which are now worth an enormous amount of money.

The secretive and highly-sought-after British graffiti artist Banksy recently left his mark on some buildings in Los Angeles, which has nearly doubled their value. The elusive artist left his mark on two downtown Los Angeles buildings over the weekend. Continue reading

Joan Miró: The Internationally Acclaimed Catalan Artist

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Miró’s work is a demonstration of Catalan pride and an amalgamation of Surrealist and experimental art

Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – Dec. 25, 1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramist, from Barcelona. He was the son of a goldsmith and a jewellery maker. Continue reading

Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return

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“New York’s Most Famous Unknown Artist” Ray Johnson’s exhibition Please Add to & Return is now at the Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona from the 06/11/2009 – 10/01/2010, following the London exhibition at Raven Row. Continue reading

Pop Life Exhibition at the Tate Modern

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Artists Include Warhol, Hirst, Koons, Emin, Murakami and more

Some 320 exhibits will be on display, including paintings, drawings, photographs, magazines, sculptures, videos, merchandising products, spatial installations and a shop. Continue reading