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‘Young artists keep coming up and saying, “You went and took all the money out of the artworld”’ – Damien Hirst

OCTOBER 2009

AGNES VARDA From film to art and back again

DAMIEN HIRST reveals why he’s going traditional

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Painting the disintegration of a nation

ED RUSCHA I don’t have to look for things to make art out of; they’re already in me”

MIROSLAW BALKA On his plans to turn Tate’s funfair into a cathedral BRUSSELS Is the heart of Europe also the centre of its art scene?

ART & FAME (part 2) Everything popular is wrong