Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Is Damien Hirst Done?

The problem is not Damien Hirst's borrowing from others, but his own loss of originality

Jonathan Jones
Wednesday October 25, 2006
The Guardian

There was a moment when the whole world was plagiarising Damien Hirst. Films, in the 1990s, had serial killers standing with shark-like grins inside glass vitrines. Wrapping paper came in coloured spots. Museums became self-conscious about the surreal nature of their collections. All this owed its fin-de-siecle vogue to a cocky artist and his obsession with death.

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