Why Britain fell in love with Damien Hirst

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Yes, Britain. The country which almost had a national crisis over the ‘Tate Bricks’, and thought anyone who liked art was insufferably ‘posh’. Suddenly, in the mid-1990s, contemporary art was king and the Tate Modern its new palace.Why did this happen, and who fuelled the UK’s love affair with the Young British Artists? With interviews from Tracey Emin, Nick Serota and Jay Jopling, and an awful lot of bohemian actuality, this book takes you back to the heady days when Madonna presented the Turner Prize and Tony Blair was desperate to get to the Tate Modern opening bash. Buy The Tastemakers

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