Monday, March 31, 2008
Angus Fairhurst, RIP
A few days after the closing of his latest solo exhibition at Sadie Coles gallery in London, Angus Fairhurst has reportedly taken his own life. The YBA painter, video artist and photographer was best known for his bronze gorilla sculptures. He was 41. Damien Hirst, a close friend and collaborator since they graduated Goldsmiths together in 1989, said "He was a great artist and a great friend, he always supported me in fair weather and foul. He shone like the moon and as an artist he had just the right amount of slightly-round-the-bend. I loved him."