Artist fights back tears as he visits for the first time memorial that inspired his 72,396 shrouds of Somme

It is a poignant moment for the dad of three who, despite spending the past five years ensuring the memories of tens of thousands of soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme live on, had never visited their memorial. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the war next month, we took Rob to Thiepval in northern […]

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Artist Damien Hirst, 53, to close his restaurant in Devon seaside town

Artist Damien Hirst, 53, to close his restaurant in Devon seaside town after local traders accuse him of creating three ‘eyesore’ empty properties The 53-year-old artist announced yesterday that the eatery will cease trading  The Quay opened in Ilfracombe in 2004 and houses several of Hirst’s works  Restaurant describes menu as being inspired by British and European cuisine He has […]

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Artist uses LEAF BLOWER to create copy of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Tree-mendous! Artist uses a LEAF BLOWER to create stunning copy of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa masterpiece Green-fingered artist recreates stunning copy of world’s most famous painting armed only with a leaf blower Nathan Wyburn unveiled copy in Richmond, south west London to remind people to keep their gardens tidy Mr Wyburn’s leafy version includes the famous smile and folded hands […]

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Damien Hirst makes 50 staff redundant after value of his work falls

Artist Damien Hirst makes 50 staff redundant after value of his work plummets £2.2m in last 10 years Job cuts within his company, Science Ltd., have been made in a range of areas  The cuts are mostly in corporate areas of the business such as finance and IT  Experts at website Artnet have called plummeting value of artwork ‘a bloodbath’ Award-winning […]

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CMT Artist of the Year show honors exclusively females after backlash

Honorees for the 2018 telecast include Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert (pictured earlier this year), Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini.  (AP) After facing criticism last year for its all-male lineup, CMT is taking a new approach with its annual Artists of the Year show. It’s been announced that this year will feature exclusively women on the roster. Honorees for the 2018 […]

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Parents reveal last words to graffiti artist son killed by train

‘Happy painting’: Heartbroken parents of ‘Three Musketeers’ graffiti artist killed by train reveal their final words to him Perry Hood and Susie Begg today pleaded with others not to go on railway tracks They say they knew their son was a graffiti but believed it was om ‘legal’ walls Harry ‘Lover’ Hood, 23, died with Alby ‘Trip’ Carrasco and Jack ‘K-Bag’ Gilbert  […]

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Vieira faces happy dilemma after Trapeze Artist wins one for the Ages

Bert Vieira doesn’t know what to do with his horse of a lifetime after Trapeze Artist won the All Aged Stakes in track record time at Randwick on Saturday. He has already insured the colt for $40 million and has three or four studs hunting Trapeze Artist for a life beyond racing. Record run: Trapeze Artist ridden by Tye England, […]

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