02 juillet 2009

British artist Damien Hirst has turned down an offer to become a Royal Academician

Damien Hirst, The Golden Calf, 215.4 by 320 by 137.2 cm. © Damien Hirst. Photo: Prudence Cumming. LONDON.- British artist Damien Hirst has turned down an offer to become a Royal Academician at the Royal Academy in London, an institution that was founded in 1768 by King George III. The refusal was revealed by Secretary and Chief Executive Dr Charles Saumarez Smith CBE, who told the Evening Standard that he does not know the reasons of this decision. Other contemporary artists, such as Tracey Emin, who made her dirty bed an... [Lire la suite]