Damien Hirst

Art-as-commodity is no longer fashionable, so the former promoters of the avant-garde are now hedging against it

A retrospective of Damien Hirst’s work shows his skill as an aesthetic showman—but not as an artist

Damian Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull is a worthless as it is indulgent

Auction houses are reporting records being broken—even though the works on sale are quite mundane