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Ben Eastham

Ben Eastham is co-founder and editor of the White Review and and an assistant editor at art-agenda.

Politeness​ is overrated, I thought as I walked through the Newport Street Gallery in early December. The vast new free-to-enter exhibition space in Vauxhall was established by Damien Hirst, a virtuoso of bad manners, for his private collection of modern art. Hirst’s own artistic career has been an occasionally exhilarating, frequently depressing, but always impenitent assault on the...

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