Diet Coke in Hand, Damien Hirst Rocks the UES

Damien Hirst is back in town with a bull’s head decorated with golden props immersed in formaldehyde.

poster for Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst "End of an Era"

at Gagosian Gallery Madison Avenue
in the Upper East Side area
This event has ended - (2010-01-30 - 2010-03-06)

In Main Article 3 Photo Reports by Kosuke Fujitaka 2010-01-31 print

Last night, after a quick stop at the Wolfgang Tillmans opening at Andrea Rosen in Chelsea, under-impressed, NYAB made it to the Upper East Side Gagosian Gallery for the main show of the night, Damien Hirst. He’s back in town with a bull’s head decorated with golden props immersed in formaldehyde, two massive golden shelves of diamonds and a dozen diamond paintings, all a bit more interesting and more shining than what we’re used to from him in the recent years.
Damien Hirst was on a autograph marathon, while we brushed shoulders with John Waters, Takashi Murakami, Jeffrey Deitch, lot’s of Italian speakers and society and society wanna bes who tactfully point out the gallerist to one another, “This is Mr. Larry Gagosian, himself.”







Text: Aneta Glinkowska
Photo: Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka. Born in Osaka, 1978. Graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He wrestled with Excel and Power Point in the Sony Ericsson R&D, cost control and marketing departments for three years before launching Tokyo Art Beat with Paul Baron and Olivier Thereaux in 2004. In 2008, he moved back to NYC, where a decade ago he had come across many important life elements, and has now launched New York Art Beat. Kosuke is also a co-founder of 101 Tokyo, a young international art fair in Tokyo happening every April. He thinks that art leveraged by IT, wine and beer can make the world a better place. Personal page as art guide (Only in Japanese) » See other writings

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