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Art That Matters, According to Hirst
By Alexandra A. Seno for the WSJ

“Mr. Hirst, by some calculations the world’s wealthiest living artist, does not shy away from controversy. The 45-year-old says of the art dealer Larry Gagosian, who represents him in the U.S., “He’s my income.” And he dismisses art critics in general as “failed artists with an ax to grind.” But while some critics dismiss his works, others love them: A recent reader’s poll by an art newsletter rated one Hirst show in the U.S. as the best exhibit of 2010, and one Hirst show in Germany as the worst.”
JANUARY 20, 2011, 12:46 PM HKT

Art That Matters, According to Hirst

Mr. Hirst, by some calculations the world’s wealthiest living artist, does not shy away from controversy. The 45-year-old says of the art dealer Larry Gagosian, who represents him in the U.S., “He’s my income.” And he dismisses art critics in general as “failed artists with an ax to grind.” But while some critics dismiss his works, others love them: A recent reader’s poll by an art newsletter rated one Hirst show in the U.S. as the best exhibit of 2010, and one Hirst show in Germany as the worst.”

JANUARY 20, 2011, 12:46 PM HKT

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