[Similar con to Andy Warhol.]
[2012 April] It stinks! Art critic Julian Spalding was banned from Damien Hirst's Tate exhibition after calling him a talentless conman... but we smuggled him in - and here's his verdict
[2012 march] Con art: No, it's not your fault you can't see the genius in Damien Hirst's work - there is none
09/20/09: The Plot Against Art, Part 2 I hate to tell you this, but if you like modern art there has to be something radically wrong with you. To feel hostile towards it is as natural as being repelled by incest. Modern art is out to corrupt you. If it doesn’t do this, it will have failed to achieve the primary purpose of its elitist promoters. It will have failed to undermine traditional values. It will have failed to produce a “culture of pessimism.” It will have failed to destroy the sacral core of life. It will have failed to poison your mind and give you the sickness unto death. It will have failed to make you what Big Brother finally managed to make Winston Smith in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four: a mindless zombie.Con Art – Why You Ought To Sell Your Damien Hirsts While You Can by Julian Spalding
Tongues Demonic/Satanic look
All seeing eye (people) Death's Head (Skull & Bones) Paying homage to the Eye and Skull & Bones, the source of his success.
Death's Head (Skull & Bones)
Damien Hirst, A Thousand Years (1990). Richard Lacayo of Time Magazine: “A Thousand Years is a large glass box in which real maggots hatch into flies that appear to feed on blood from a severed cow’s head.” Charles Saatchi and Hirst had a "symbiotic relationship" as collector and artist from about 1992–2003.---09/20/09: The Plot Against Art, Part 2