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Damien Hirst at Leeds Art Gallery

Damien Hirst Exhibition opens at Leeds Art Gallery on July 15th. I love all his stuff, but my favorite piece is 'Pharmacy'. I hope they recreate it here. I saw it in the Tate Modern a few years back. Brill. That is all.
Heyho

Re: Damien Hirst at Leeds Art Gallery

Dock wrote:
Damien Hirst Exhibition opens at Leeds Art Gallery on July 15th. I love all his stuff, but my favorite piece is 'Pharmacy'. I hope they recreate it here. I saw it in the Tate Modern a few years back. Brill. That is all.


There's a real life one about 500 yards up the road in the LGI
Late Doors

Re: Damien Hirst at Leeds Art Gallery

Heyho wrote:
Dock wrote:
Damien Hirst Exhibition opens at Leeds Art Gallery on July 15th. I love all his stuff, but my favorite piece is 'Pharmacy'. I hope they recreate it here. I saw it in the Tate Modern a few years back. Brill. That is all.


There's a real life one about 500 yards up the road in the LGI




saw it at the TM also Dock. yeah stirring stuff
lebowski

Hmmm, modern art, Kings new clothes ?

Anyone else checked out the Hepworth Gallery in Wakey ? I went last week.
grunt

The shark one is just a Natural History Museum exhibit.
Dock

lebowski wrote:
Hmmm, modern art, Kings new clothes ?

Anyone else checked out the Hepworth Gallery in Wakey ? I went last week.


We are going tomorrow Leb.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

I dont like the company he keeps - for instance I sat near him once at Stamford Bridge
Dock

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
I dont like the company he keeps - for instance I sat near him once at Stamford Bridge


Leb?
Dock

lebowski wrote:
Hmmm, modern art, Kings new clothes ?

Anyone else checked out the Hepworth Gallery in Wakey ? I went last week.


Re: Hmmm, modern art, Kings new clothes ?

Absolutely definitely not. Any scuplture or painting that gives a buzz to an individual is worthwhile. When you get up close to some Francis Bacon paintings, the colours knock you sideways. That man was a stone cold genius (and is even more stone colder now due to him being dead n' that).

I'd be more inspired walking around an art gallery once, than watching a thousand hours of telly. Any art in any format that people enjoy or prompts debate is worthwhile and important. If we didn't have art to fuel our imaginations we'd be fucked!
Heyho

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
I dont like the company he keeps - for instance I sat near him once at Stamford Bridge


Were you looking at one of his works titled 'a pitch full of cunts'
Late Doors

Well said Dockmando. Its as easy to dismiss this art as it is to pretend to like it. To me. Art is all about honesty. If i think there is honesty in something say Tracey Emin has done with her unmade bed (which i do) and it moves me (which it does) that is art. I canít find a gram of honesty in anything Andy Warhol has done for instance so to me he and his work are fraudulent. Art is the communication of emotion. Some people understand that language more than others. I need help sometimes which is where critics come in to help, though sometimes just confuse. Art, any art only becomes preposterous when value comes into the process and things get absurd and ugly.
bearing

I think Warhol painted stuff that he thought would make him rich and famous, artists create because...
grunt

Late Doors wrote:
Well said Dockmando. Its as easy to dismiss this art as it is to pretend to like it. To me. Art is all about honesty. If i think there is honesty in something say Tracey Emin has done with her unmade bed (which i do) and it moves me (which it does) that is art.


What if it's honest but doesn't move you, is that art?
Late Doors

Course it is but you donít have to like it, Someoneís honesty is usually moving in some way though. Yhe film Nil by Mouth for instance was someones honesty in their art but I thought it was horrible, ugly and had no compatibility with my outlook or thoughts,  I didnít like it but respected the honesty and it did move me, in the opposite direction and made me think a bit. Same with the pile of bricks
ashthepash

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
I dont like the company he keeps - for instance I sat near him once at Stamford Bridge


I take it you mean YOU and not a load of head hunters?
Dock

Mrs. D went to look at the DH exhibit on Monday lunchtime. There's the Sheep and a picture of Damien Hirst, and, er, nowt much else. She was none too impressed with the whole thing.
bearing

I love sheeps he's ace...
Dock

Popped in today on me dinner break. The exhibition only takes up a couple of rooms but its worth a look. My favorite was a piece called 'He Tried to Internalise Everything'. Other favorites were 'The Anatomy of an Angel', 'Painkillers', and 'Mantra'. I didn't find the Sheep-in-formaldehyde inspiring in the slightest. But worth a visit (as the gallery is with or without the DH exhibit).

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