Definitions

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  • proper n. The work of Young British Artists, a group of conceptual artists, painters, sculptors and installation artists based in the United Kingdom.

Etymologies

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Brit- +‎ art

Examples

  • Artist Damien Hirst, whose shark-in-formaldehyde installation defined the so-called Britart movement, was laboring on building sites.

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  • Artist Damien Hirst, whose shark-in-formaldehyde installation defined the so-called Britart movement, was labouring on building sites.

    The Financial Express

  • They represent some of the cream of the so-called 'Britart' movement of celebrated modern artists.

    Archive 2004-05-01

  • She is a little older than the group that constituted Britart, and a little younger than sculptors Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Richard Wentworth.

    Cornelia Parker: A history of violence

  • George Ferguson, also a past RIBA president, said: 'Architecture isn't practised in some Britart external gallery.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The dead shark floating in formaldehyde is an iconic work that symbolizes the Britart movement and won Hirst a Turner prize nomination in 1992.

    January 2005

  • They emerged into the beginnings of Britart and Britpop, and thrived on their relationship with artists like Jake and Dinos Chapman, and bands like Blur and Pulp.

    The Guardian World News

  • Back at the birth of the YBA movement, the unmade beds and dung-smeared Virgin Marys were deemed so groundbreaking that they invented their own genre of Britart that was slick, expensive, and very, very shocking.

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  • Britart was never really a joined-up ideological movement, he says.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Death becomes her: Meet Polly Morgan, Britart's hottest property

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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