a tale of a few cities

The Ire of Hirst

Posted in Art by petercombe on September 6, 2009


Hirst demands share of artist’s £65 copies

16-year-old’s stencil designs fall foul of multi-millionaire artist

CARTRAIN, a 17-year-old graffiti artist from the UK has been arrested for stealing what turned out to be a rare box of pencils from Damien Hirst’s “Pharmacy” installation at the Tate Britain in July. But it was done in the name of art…and revenge! Still unhappy about Hirst suing him and seizing his diamond-covered skull collages, CARTRAIN decided to post faux-wanted posters and a ransom note:

“For the safe return of Damien Hirst’s pencils I would like my artworks back that DACS and Hirst took off me in November. It’s not a large demand… Hirst has until the end of this month to resolve this or on 31 July the pencils will be sharpened. He has been warned.”

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  1. 100artworks said, on September 6, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Support Cartrain…

    Artworks available from http://www.100artworks.com

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